Meghana Jayaswamy

Graduate student, Stony Brook University

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Take a step and make a stand because it's worth the experience you gain at STEM.

WHAT DO YOU DO?

I'm a Graduate student currently pursuing my Masters in Electrical & Computer Engineering at Stony Brook University,New York. My interests lies in Java, Web development, Android App development & Machine learning. I am a passionate learner and have done many projects which covers the fields listed.

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE THIS FIELD?

During my early days in Undergraduate studies, I used to wonder what exactly does coding do to run the software application. It was then I started developing my interest towards coding. On exploring, it got even more exciting where there were many challenges and out of the box thinking played a very vital role. I continued to work on my coding skills which eventually turned out to be my passion.

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

Back in those days when I just started to get the glimpse about the evolution of technology around me, it excited me to explore more into this field. But being a girl, to come out of her comfort zone and achieve things in a greater perspective is very slim from the community where I was born, But I am thankful to my parents who constantly supported me throughout and let me achieve things. Now standing at this point in my life, breaking through all the shackles of the society, I proudly look back into the eyes of that girl I was and say "Never be afraid to take a step".

WHY DO YOU LOVE WORKING IN STEM?

STEM gives a platform where each and every individual ideas will be given utmost importance. I am more of an interactive person and would like to explore new ideas. Given the opportunity of being a part of such platform, I can see that my skill will be uplifted by the experience I gain from it. This would literally help me out to share my knowledge to the people around me.

BEST ADVICE FOR NEXT GENERATION?

Being a part of STEM gives an idea about the technological evolution in the present world. So, take a step and make a stand because it's worth the experience you gain at STEM. Every dream can be turned into a reality, if you really want to live that dream.

INSPO / FUN FACT

Remember when you wanted what you currently have.

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