Honestly I thought I would be down with this by now, after my first, second and third I really thought it was over, but nope here we are with the fourth list of my nerdy crushes. If you have not read any of these lists before my basic rule is that I try and look for women who are both nerdy and amazing. And it all came from a disagreement where a friend of mine told me that there are no “hot” nerdy girls in real life. Counting at 40 here and we just keep going. Below are also links to the original lists.
(Also if you think you could put together a male equivalent list please contact us and we can make it happen)
Danica McKellar – The Math Wiazrd
Danica Mae McKellar is best known as an actress but she has also delved into mathematics and is a strong educational advocate. McKellar has written six non-fiction books, all dealing with mathematics (as she has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from UCLA): Math Doesn’t Suck, Kiss My Math, Hot X: Algebra Exposed, Girls Get Curves: Geometry Takes Shape, which encourage middle-school and high-school girls to have confidence and succeed in mathematics, Goodnight, Numbers, and Do Not Open This Math Book
Kari Byron – The builder
Kari Byron is best known for her featured role on the Discovery Channel show MythBusters and Netflix’s White Rabbit Project. She is a real inspiration for any women out there, especially if they wanna be creative – yet destructive. Kari Byron was showing young girls that they can work with tools and grease years before most of the other women on this list.
Jane Douglas – Brilliant, Beautiful and Bodacious
Though Jane has become famous for working as a host on OutsideXbox she earns her geek cred by repeatedly showing off her well earned degree in physics. Demonstrating her knowledge when discussing the science of Bioshock Infinite. Not only that but she has let her keen interest in space show through her love for Mass Effect. Jane has also appeared on the Are Video Games Really That Bad? edition of the BBC’s Horizon documentary strand, and presenting one of the awards at the 2016 BAFTA Games Awards. She also stars and/or is included in many sci-fi movies. Plus she seems to play a Tefling in D&D so that is all win to me.
Sor Juana Ines De La Cruz – A Historic Beauty
This is probably the strangest addition to any of the lists, especially since she has been dead since 1695 but what can I say folks, the heart wants what the heart wants. Sor Juana lived during Mexico’s colonial period, making her a contributor both to early Mexican literature as well as to the broader literature of the Spanish Golden Age. Beginning her studies at a young age, Sor Juana was fluent in Latin and also wrote in Nahuatl, and became known for her philosophy in her teens. Sister Juana educated herself in her own library, which was mostly inherited from her grandfather. After joining a nunnery in 1667, Sor Juana began writing poetry and prose dealing with such topics as love, feminism, and religion. She turned her nun’s quarters into a salon, visited by the city’s intellectual elite. Among them was Countess Maria Luisa de Paredes, vicereine of Mexico. Her criticism of misogyny and the hypocrisy of men led to her condemnation by the Bishop of Puebla, and in 1694 she was forced to sell her collection of books and focus on charity towards the poor. She died the next year, having caught the plague while treating her fellow nuns.
Jajankuro – A Rising Star
Chloe is one of the best Cosplayers on the scene right now. Her costumes cover a wide variety of designs – sometimes going for the sexy look and others for the more traditional. Though it never strays into tasteless. She also loves dogs so that alone makes her awesome.
Rosario Dawson – Heghlu’meH QaQ jajvam (That’s Klingon)
Look I could list off all the nerdy shows, movies and even the odd musical she has been involved with but in the end that means nothing. Rosario Dawson speaks Klingon, has quite the comic book knowledge and wants to play a live action version of Ashoka Tano – what else do you need to know.
Chantel Monique – Miss Underappreciated
Chantell Monique is a Creative Writing instructor and screenwriter, living in Los Angeles. She holds a MA in English from Indiana University, South Bend. She’s a Black Girl Nerd who’s addicted to Harry Potter, Netflix and anything pertaining to social justice, and female representation in film and television. Twitter @31pottergirl
Jolie O’Dell – The Brainy One
Jolie O’Dell (@jolieodell on Twitter) has eleven years of experience in technology journalism. She joined VentureBeat after a stint at Mashable, where she helped that site through a year of impressive growth, breaking news and filing a series of insightful stories on Facebook, Google, Twitter and FourSquare. Before that she was a reporter and community manager for ReadWriteWeb.
Jenny Frison – The Artist Extraordinar
Jenny Frison is an extremely talented freelance illustrator and comic book artist. You may best know her for the covers of Wonder Woman, X-Men, Revival, Red Sonja, and Vampirella. One look at her work and you can easily see that not only does she love the characters but she knows the best way to bring them to life.
Alodia Gosiengfiao – The Multitasker
Alodia Almira Arraiza Gosiengfiao is a Filipina cosplayer, model, TV presenter, singer and actress – a true renaissance women there is not much that she cannot do. She has been cosplaying since the age of 15 and has managed to turn that into a full career appearing in multiple movies and Tv shows though she never forgot her roots and is still an avid gamer.
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