What do you do?
I work on IT and digitization projects for various customers mostly in the transportation or manufacturing industry, enabling or supporting them on their way to adapt new technologies to support their business.
Why did you choose this field?
During my final school years I worked in a IT department of an engineering office. I had a lot of fun but never considered actually studying computer science. After graduating school I started studying industrial engineering and business administration. During my studies I worked as a student assistant on digital and industry 4.0 related projects where I realized I wanted to combine IT and manufacturing. And for my first job I looked for a job where I could combine these areas and now I work at the interface between manufacturing and computer science.
What do you look at and think, "I wish younger me would have known this was possible"?
Finished my master thesis at ETH as part of a research exchange program and starting my job in Zurich. ETH is such a renowned university. Never thought I do that.
Why do you love working in STEM?
I love tech. It gives me the feeling as if I can chance the world a little bit for the better every day. I am looking forward to more females joining STEM related working environments claiming their seat on the table.
Best advice for next generation?
Just try it out. Don‘t let others tell you that STEM is not for you, that it is too male, too hard or uninterested. Keep an open mind about a career in STEM.
Inspo quote / fun fact / role model
“Do one thing every day that scares you.”- Eleanor Roosevelt