What do you do?
I am a researcher.
Why did you choose this field?
When I started Andrew Ng's course and other courses by stalwarts in the ML/DL field and then understood the potential amount of benefits ML/DL algorithms can bring to different use cases particularly healthcare which I am especially passionate about, I knew I wanted to be in this field.
What do you look at and think, "I wish younger me would have known this was possible"?
When I successfully presented my research paper at an international conference as well as when I turned Chapter Lead of WiMLDS (Women in ML and DS); I had never thought before that it would be possible in future.
Why do you love working in STEM?
Newer possibilities of applying to real life usecases that can positively impact people (e.g. health). That, along with the opportunities to interact with the tech community at large and foster wonderful collaborations, is what I love working towards in STEM.
Best advice for next generation?
Be at it. Do not back off at any moment due to external noise. Narrow down your goals and passions and focus on that. There is a huge community of people like you, so reaching out is very important amd will be helpful.
Inspo quote / fun fact / role model
“Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark.” -Tagore