Why did you get into STEM?
If one would ask me sometime back if I would end up in this field my answer would definitely be NO. Ever since I was a young girl I used to think I would pursue more of a career in Humanities than in STEM. Things took a different turn when I got to college. I decided to pursue Computer Science. My drive was really to try something different and be in a field that is challenging and rewarding at the same time.
What do you consider your greatest achievements?
I consider each and every step of my life as my greatest achievement. Reaching this far and still growing and thriving in the STEM field is my greatest achievement.
What challenges have you faced as a woman in STEM and how did you overcome them?
One of the most prominent challenges is that it gets lonely sometimes. I am mostly the only female on board when I go for meetings. I am also the only female Engineer at work. This makes it really difficult to find someone who you can have that girl chat with or just to express those girly feelings to. So I just make myself my own best company.
What is your advice to budding women in STEM?
My advice would be hard work, focus, and persistence. Above all embrace your uniqueness and do not let anyone look down on you. Always celebrate your uniqueness and never stop believing that you CAN!! No matter what life throws at you NEVER STOP BELIEVING THAT YOU CAN!!