The first recipient of LSC's new Strides in STEM Award is Karlie Kloss.
Kloss is an American supermodel, 40-time Vogue cover girl, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. Raised in St. Louis, she was discovered at a local charity fashion show in 2006. After walking in her first show for Calvin Klein, her fashion career quickly took off with 64 shows booked her first full fashion week season. Since then, Kloss has walked for top designers including Oscar de la Renta, Christian Dior, Alexander McQueen and Versace, among dozens of others. A global brand ambassador for Estee Lauder, she has also starred in several major international campaigns with brands that include adidas, Versace, Dior, Calvin Klein, Carolina Herrera and Swarovski.