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Miles from Tomorrowland “The Discovery Expedition (10:30 AM ET/PT) “The Discovery Expedition” – Loretta uses her coding skills to discover a hidden planet.

Are you a big fan of all of the shows that air on Disney Junior, do you have any favorites? One of my favorites is the inventive show with an awesome family feel called Miles From Tomorrowland.

**Disney provided Me With A Full Expense Paid Trip To San Francisco For The #MilesEvent, #GoodDinoEvent, #InsideOutBloggers  & #Waltagram Press Trip.  No Other Compensation was Given. The Opinions  In My Posts Are 100% my Own.**

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A little About Miles from Tomorrowland

Disney Junior’s “Miles from Tomorrowland” is an intergalactic adventure that charts the outer space missions of young adventurer Miles Callisto and his family – mom and ship captain, Phoebe; mechanical engineer dad, Leo; tech-savvy big sister, Loretta; and best friend robo-ostrich pet, Merc – as they help connect the galaxy on behalf of the Tomorrowland Transit Authority. Miles, Merc and the Callisto family explore wondrous and diverse new worlds, taking young viewers and their families on a futuristic journey designed to fuel kids’ natural interest in space, and at the same time reminding them of the importance of what lies close to home – the family bond.

In October, I had an once in a lifetime opportunity to visit Google Headquarters! I mean I use Google every day, but I never imagined I would have the chance to actually visit there!  If that wasn’t enough I then had the opportunity to sit down and listen to and talk live with the incredible minds of the show, Miles From Tomorrowland.

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This show really highlights the special side of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math education) through the intelligent older sister, Loretta. What I love most is that Loretta is someone that young girls can look up to and possibly help them realize they can participate in engineering, science etc and it is not just a “guys” world.

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Loretta is an extremely smart little girl who has a desire to get as much knowledge in just about everything as she can. She loves to explore, create, invent and code. Here is a fun, sneak peak of how Loretta takes  her love of all things SCIENCE and shares with her family just how important it is to her.

This will be airing this Friday on the Disney Channel (10:30 AM ET), the Miles from Tomorrowland “The Discovery Expedition“, you will see how Loretta is able to use her coding skills to discover a hidden planet.

You may not realize just how many minds go into the creation and storyline of each episode of Miles from Tomorrowland. Starting with the creator, Sascha Paladino was the one that came up with the awesome idea that has grown into an amazing joint effort of some of the smartest minds in STEM today. I met with an amazing panel including Isis Anchalee (the mind behind the #ILookLikeAnEngineer trend), Dr. Yvonne Cagle (NASA Astronaut), Angela Navarro (Google Engineer), Di Ikemiyashiro (Disney Junior Executive) and Sascha Paladino (Miles from Tomorrowland Creator).  This panel helped bring to light the importance of keeping an equal and diverse presence in the areas of STEM, including more women in these fields. It is very important that women feel empowered, and what a better way than starting when they are young?  This is where having Loretta from Miles from Tomorrowland is very beneficial for the show.

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Isis Anchalee works as a Platform Engineer for a software company based in FL. When her company created a campaign and used Isis for some of the ad campaigns, the internet went to a fury of opinions including accusations of PR misrepresentation. Shortly after, Isis responded to the mixed comments with a photo depicting that she was actually an engineer for the company and started the now trendy hashtag #ILookLikeAnEngineer. She has a passion for science and technology and firmly believes more women need to be in various fields of STEM. I love her presence and what she brings to the table.  She is definitely someone that young girls can look up to.

Dr. Yvonne Cable is an American NASA astronaut that was part of the Astronaut class of 1996. Obtaining her BA in biochemistry and her doctorate of medicine, Dr. Cagle has worked on select fields with NASA to develop ways to keep astronauts healthy during space travel. Dr. Cagle brings years of experience and knowledge to the panel and the show. She has helped pave the way for many women in STEM today and is a true inspiration.

Angela Navarro is currently a Software Engineer with Google, working with G+, Google Hangouts and YouTube. A graduate of UCLA, Angela has quite a record of working in the technology fields including Facebook, Bluebeam Software, and Google. Angela has helped Disney and ABC collaborate on several shows to help bring female coding to light. I am not sure how she has time to do anything else with everything she is involved in. They are very lucky to have her on their team.

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You can tell it is their true desire to bring women to the forefront of careers in STEM. Having a character like Loretta helps give an awareness to young girls who love various ares of STEM, but don’t really have a relatable character to identify with. Loretta helps give a fun and enlightening view of girls who love to code. Especially for girls that do not realize that they could be capable of doing the exact same thing, but in their real lives, or maybe in space too!

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During our visit, I also have the chance to screen a new Episode of Miles From Tomorrowland. The show is delightful, engaging and educating for kids and adults alike. It takes you into the various worlds of STEM.

Be sure to follow along on the amazing adventures with Miles From Tomorrowland and Disney Junior. Don’t forget to tune in this Friday and watch as I will be watching Loretta use her love of coding to help discover a hidden planet. I am glad it is just 1 more day until it airs!

If you would like to connect, first-hand to the creator and collaborators behind Miles From Tomorrowland, be sure to follow Sascha Paladino (Creator) on Twitter, Collaborator, Isis Anchalee (Engineer and Creator of #ILookLikeAnEngineer hashtag movement) on Twitter and Angela Navarro (Collaborator and Google Engineer) on Twitter.

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**Disney provided Me With A Full Expense Paid Trip To San Francisco For The #MilesEvent, #GoodDinoEvent, #InsideOutBloggers  & #Waltagram Press Trip.  No Other Compensation was Given. The Opinions  In My Posts Are 100% my Own.**

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