I always thought having your own company required knowing some special formula. I wanted to understand the startup world better and have had meetings so I can get advice from startup founders (most of them being men) about raising money
I am now enrolled in Miami University where my major is information systems and my minor is fashion. I am the head of the Blockchain research and the head of the Information Systems and Analytics Organization at MU.
It was easy to feel like I wasn’t as smart as everyone in the class because it seemed like a lot of people in EECS had been coding out of the womb, while for me it was something I had no experience with. On top of that, coding was not my only interest; I was also on the cheer team throughout college.
I had to learn to speak like an air traffic control pilot and conduct studies. I got to understand how space missions work and would observe scientists and engineers working together to understand what the Mars Rover was going to do every day.
The hardest thing for me has always been the mental barrier of thinking that I’m not smart enough to do anything related to tech. We’re programmed to think that tech is for really smart people, and even though I am seen as a really smart person, I don’t always see myself that way.