It was a really hard chapter in which my job was simultaneously to help to raise $1.5M as well as to define how the platform should be designed and to prepare the massive amount of teaching content that would need to be on the site.
I’ve been in STEM for a few years now and I love how companies are finally starting to realize the “bro-corp” model doesn’t work for everything, and that they are slowing down innovation by not understanding the needs of every person.
When that girl made fun of me, I thought, I’m a ballroom dancer, I know I’m beautiful. My response, I think, reflected an attitude that’s helpful for women in STEM: know your inner value and do what you love.
As a little girl, I was around animals a lot. I liked their presence, their love, and the way they needed care. Because I wanted to be around animals all day, I thought I might want to be a veterinarian.
My worst semester was Fall junior year. I distinctly remember during an 11 am lecture I had to stand up in class to keep myself awake since I had been in the same building working since 8 am the previous day.