Jemma Murphy

Student, Loughborough University

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Girls are a limited resource in STEM which makes them even more valuable.

WHAT DO YOU DO?

I am a Mechanical Engineering Student about to embark on a Industrial Placement as a Race Engineer for Williams F1

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE THIS FIELD?

I grew up watching F1 with my parents and was fascinated by the engineering behind the cars. I wanted to be part of the action so I applied for a Mechanical Engineering degree to become a Race Engineer.

WHAT DO YOU LOOK AT & THINK, "I WISH YOUNGER ME WOULD HAVE KNOWN THIS WAS POSSIBLE?"

I used to not tell people what my dream job was because I was embarrassed as I thought it would be impossible. Now, I'm not even 20 years old and I am going into my dream job.

WHY DO YOU LOVE WORKING IN STEM?

I think the variation day today is a massive appeal to careers in STEM. Challenging yourself mentally and solving difficult problems is also hugely rewarding.

BEST ADVICE FOR NEXT GENERATION?

Girls are a limited resource in STEM which makes them even more valuable. It is so important that a company has a range of perspectives so do not be put off by a lack of women!

INSPO / FUN FACT

“If everything seems under control, you're not going fast enough.” - Mario Andretti

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