Lilli Zeifert

Senior high school student & aspiring cosmologician

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Just be yourself and never ever give up your dreams.

What do you do?

I think I inspire other people because I’m disabled and never give up. I have no control about my upper body, do everything with my feet and speak with a TTS-App. But I‘m happy about my life and I show that.

Why did you choose this field?

My Handicap is because a mistake of a doctor after my birth in 2001. In 2011 I‘ve watched Star Trek Voyager for the first time and was faszinated. I wondered what‘s science and what‘s fiction. So I began my recherch. I found Stephen Hawking and since this time I know I want to become an cosmologician. In 2017 I had an internship at the german Aerospace Centre, in 2018 I was at CERN in Geneve and became national Fellowspeaker of „Netzwerk Teilchenwelt“ of the TU Dresden and in 2019 I had an internship at the EAC of the ESA. It’s my life and I decide about it!

What do you look at and think, "I wish younger me would have known this was possible"?

I don’t know... I always said to me that there‘s nothing that’s imposible.

Why do you love working in STEM?

I want to show to other peoples that everything is posible and you can be happy with a Handicap, too!

Best advice for next generation?

Just be yourself and never ever give up your dreams.

Inspo quote / fun fact / role model

“One small step for man but giant leap for mankind.“

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