What do you do?
Support the design of new products by assess their structural capability using FEA.
Why did you choose this field?
I like the engineering field, almost all of it! During my university years I "felt in love" with aerospace and after graduation I started working in the aerospace industry, as a designer and analyst. This role fits me ( or I fit in this role?) so after 3 years I'm still doing structural analysis.
What do you look at and think, "I wish younger me would have known this was possible"?
The possibility of working abroad (I am Italian, and I'm working in the UK)
Why do you love working in STEM?
I like working in STEM because it makes me fell doing something important using my intelligence. Every day there is a new challenge, and when you win it, the satisfaction is huge.
Best advice for next generation?
Everybody can do it, and a woman in STEM is a hundred times more pleased of working in this field than a men because she is "braking the rules"! Isn't it exciting?
Hopefully, with the next generation, this "man world" will finish, and a more equal and balanced environment will be the new normal.
Inspo quote / fun fact / role model
"When you think there is no way out, stop, breathe and change prospective. Maybe a trivial lesson, but I learnt it in my limbs, not in my intellect."