ABC's Black-ish star Yara Shahidi is working on a campaign called Science Sleuth. What's that, you ask? It's a partnership with 3M and DoSomething aimed at getting girls psyched about STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). Science Sleuth is a cool STEM-based text messaging game that unlocks grants to classrooms that are in need of basic school supplies.
The 15-year-old actress gave us the rundown on her favorite science subject. "I took biology last year, it's been one of my favorites!" she told us. "I created an evolution of Justin Timberlake. It was basically how he grew up and evolved and got rid of traits. I analyzed from his Mickey Mouse Clubhouse days to his new days as a father." (Why didn't we think of this when we were in high school?!)
She may be on a hit TV show, but she's still like the rest of us when it comes to social media (check out her best emoji face in the clip above). "I'm an avid Instagrammer. I think I do it every day - It's more for showing everybody what's happening on set. Also I love Tumblr and Twitter - that's where I get a little more serious."
Yara fits the perfect mold as a #BUILTBYGIRLS girl. "It's empowerment," she said. "It's basically saying we can do this, you don't have to depend on anybody else. You can do it now! You don't have to wait until your older. It's #BUILTBYGIRLS, it's built by our generation."