Róisín O'Farrell

Computer Engineering Student, Trinity College Dublin

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Take the leap, try it out. Trust me it will be worth it.

What do you do?

I study computer engineering which means I spend my days solving problems so that I can create applications to help people in their day to day lives.

Why did you choose this field?

When I was a little girl my parents always encouraged me to try new things. One day I decided I wanted to build a website, as soon as I figured out I had the power to do that I knew there was nothing else that I wanted to do. From there I continued to grow a love for science, maths and coding. It took me awhile to decide if I should study computer science or computer engineering, in the end I picked computer engineering because I wanted to continue to study physics.

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

I am lucky enough to have an internship at Google this summer, I wish younger me would have had the confidence to know I had the talent and drive to achieve something like that.

Why do you love working in STEM?

I love that no day is the same, everyday has new problems for you to solve, new people you get to interact with and a new sense of achievement when you finally crack what you were working on.

Best advice for next generation?

My advice would be to take the leap, try it out. Whether it's teaching yourself some html, looking at videos about how vaccines work or something else, you can never know if you like something if you never try it. Trust me it will be worth it.

Inspo quote / fun fact / role model

“If you are offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat! Just get on.“ -Sheryl Sandberg

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