Naiyma's Educational Blog

Academic and College Planning Tips and Advice
Naiyma Houston is the founder and director of Upper Hand to College, an educational organization inspiring young girls to pursue an education in science and engineering. She founded Upper Hand to College in the spring of 2012, after years of working as a researcher and project manager in the biotechnology/pharmaceutical industry. Naiyma started the organization because of her strong personal commitment to improving the number of women seeking careers in STEM.

Great Tips for Parents on Where to Find the Best Information for College Planning

College Planning

Helping your child plan and apply for college can be a daunting process. Many times parents do not know where to turn or how to start. Too often parents leave it up to the school to disseminate the pertinent information. While having a relationship with your high school counselor is important, the ... Read More »

How to pay In-state Tuition, While Attending College Out-of-state

How to pay In-state Tuition

Recently Sallie Mae released a survey that showed that parents are contributing less of their income to pay for college than they did four years ago. In 2009 37% of parents income went toward paying for college. Today only 27% of income is going toward college expenses. The survey found that parents ... Read More »

Upper Hand to College – Inspiring Young Girls to Pursue an Education

Naiyma Houston is proud to present the work of Naiyma Houston, a scientific professional passionate about inspiring and empowering young women to seek careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Raised by a single mom, she was fascinated by math and science since she was a ... Read More »