Aisha Tukur Diggi

Intern at Petroleum Technology Development Fund ( PTDF)

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Follow your dreams, work hard, and they become your reality.

What do you do?

Right now I work with various people in the organization to gain experience and to have a deep understanding on project management, providing technical solutions to engineering problems, Research etc.

Why did you choose this field?

Yes, I wouldn’t say I’ve always known that I will be an engineer. It was something that I discovered I have passion for after high school, before then I was always searching for what I would study in the university, my mom had her thing, my dad was indifferent. My Dad was patient enough for me to go through that phase and alas I settled for petroleum engineering. The only thing he said was I will likely be the only female in the class. I wanted to make a change I guess you know open up a path for younger girls

What do you look at and think, "I wish younger me would have known this was possible"?

None actually, as a kid I never let anything stop me from chasing my dreams. My parents helped a lot. They always make me feel like I could do anything I set my mind to and that is something that keeps me going everyday

Why do you love working in STEM?

I look forward to inspiring the younger generation. Sky is the limit, do not let gender stop you from achieving your dreams. You can do anything you set your minds to. Have the courage to fly and inspire others to do the same. The sky is big enough for all of us.

Best advice for next generation?

God made you special, you are beautiful in and out. Follow your dreams, work hard, and they become your reality.

Inspo quote / fun fact / role model

Be the best you can be.

NOMINATE a woman in STEM

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