Lisa Seacat DeLuca

Distinguished Engineer, Inventor, and Director, IBM

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Give yourself an opportunity to try out STEM through a few internships and side projects.

What do you do?

I bring innovation and products to market.

Why did you choose this field?

As a young girl playing videos games I fell in love with how a single button press can make a character jump on a screen. Even before I knew what software engineering was I knew it was something I had to do when I grew up.

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

Inducted into the WITI Hall of Fame, IBM's Most Prolific Female Inventor, LinkedIn's Top Voice in Technology 3x years.

Why do you love working in STEM?

Changing the world from anywhere in the world. Computers bring us together and allows people to focus on solving incredibly complicated problems that impact everyone.

Best advice for next generation?

You don't need to get all A's. Give yourself an opportunity to try out STEM through a few internships and side projects.

Inspo quote / fun fact / role model

“Ask for forgiveness, not permission.”

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