What do you do?
I play with numbers in traffic, safety, and asset management and then visualize them.
Why did you choose this field?
I loved Math when growing up, so engineering came naturally with that. My country, Iran, has high fatality crash rates and so that made me choose transportation engineering to have an impact.
What do you look at and think, "I wish younger me would have known this was possible"?
Winning scholarship at WTS (Women's Transportation Seminar)
Why do you love working in STEM?
Working in STEM is like being a chef at a popular restaurant. You know that when you cook with love, people will enjoy the cuisine even though they never meet you. Knowing what I do will eventually impact people's lives, makes me work with more passion every day.
Best advice for next generation?
Believe in yourself. Society now is acting towards equal opportunities. It's our job to let go of the doubtful innate feeling and start walking towards your dreams.
Inspo quote / fun fact / role model
“Today I choose courage over comfort.” Brené Brown