Tucked along 10th Street in West Berkeley, you’ll find the Girls Garage — a space for girls aged 9 to 17 to build and design. Each year, 200 girls walk in to learn everything from carpentry and welding to laser etching at the 3,600-square-foot workshop. They walk out with a fearless sense of confidence.

Lorin Eleni Gill

Hawaii native Lorin Eleni Gill, who is a multimedia reporter studying new media at UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, is a visual storytelling intern at Berkeleyside.