Hello beautiful homo sapiens across the interwebs. Today’s post is an interview I held with a friend of mine who is interested in STEM and attends an all-girls high school. There is a lot of talk about being a female student in STEM at a male-saturated environment so I wanted to provide an interview about being a STEM student surrounded by other women. Enjoy and don’t forget to drop a comment and like!
1. What got you interested in STEM?
In school, especially in elementary I was definitely better in Sciences and Math as opposed to History and English and thought they were more interesting in general. Obviously, that wasn’t the only factor that influenced me, but especially like going to a school where woman empowerment is emphasized, I feel very motivated to make a change in the world. I think we all strive for success and being a woman in STEM, I feel like the success is more valuable to me because I know that my contributions be able to make a deep impact.
2. Do you think being at an all-girls school helped you develop your interests?
I definitely think it boosted my interest because we have really good programs in the science and math fields and not a lot of schools have teachers who are as concerned if their students do well or not, so I feel like that’s a really impactful privilege we get.
3. What do you want to major in college?
I am the most indecisive person so I don’t know but I definitely want to do accounting and neurology to become a neurologist. With neurology, people look down upon it since you’re in school for most of your life but if it’s a career I’m passionate about I don’t mind going to school for so long.
4. What is your favorite sector of STEM?
This is hard. Either science or math, but my favorite science is chemistry. You know, I would say science because it is more applicable to everyday life just like going outside and knowing *laughs* the chlorophyll in plants.
5. Do you have any words of advice for other girls pursuing careers in STEM?
My motto is if you are given the opportunity to do something why wouldn’t you take that opportunity. If you’re even thinking about it, I would strongly consider it, because it is worth it to just try to get involved in STEM, and I would say do what makes you happy. If it’s not for you it’s fine but it gives you a new perspective on the world.