PhD Candidate, Materials Science, Ontario Tech University
You are smart and you will rise to the challenge.
What do you do?
I develop materials for clean energy systems. Specifically I look at replacing the rare and expensive metals with cheaper and more sustainable options.
Why did you choose this field?
I chose this field because I am very passionate to use my knowledge to help fight against climate change and make a difference.
What do you look at and think, "I wish younger me would have known this was possible"?
I wish younger me believed that I was capable of pursing a PhD so I could have appreciated and worked harder in my undergraduate degree.
Why do you love working in STEM?
I love working in STEM because I love learning new things about how the universe works. I like going to school everyday and learning something new and exciting that I didn't know the day before.
Best advice for next generation?
The best advice I could give is never doubt your abilities. Whether self inflicted doubt or someone else doubting you. You are smart and you will rise to the challenge.
Inspo quote / fun fact / role model
“Don't let anyone rob you of your imagination, your creativity, or your curiosity. It's your place in the world; it's your life. Go on and do all you can with it, and make it the life you want to live.” - Mae Jemison