Kate Hechaman tells her story,”I am a firefighter/paramedic for the City of Saint Paul. I am excited to be a part of program that aims to inspire young girls to pursue careers in STEM. I have always been geared towards Math and Science since I was a young kid. My first career path was in the medical field of Occupational Therapy. I previously worked as an occupational therapist in Intensive rehab at United Hospital and in home care for Gentiva Health Services.

My career took a drastic change over 6 years ago when I began down the path to become a firefighter. It was one of the most difficult things that I have done but definitely the most rewarding. I was fortunate enough to be hired by St. Paul fire Department 5 years ago. While working for St Paul, I was able to go through the paramedic program at Inver Hills Community College and became a licensed paramedic less than a year ago.”

Visit Kate at: https://www.fabfems.org/users/kate-heckaman