Don't hesitate, Don't think! If I can do it, you can too!
WHAT DO YOU DO?
I help solve data science oriented industry problems with my knowledge of Neural Networks and Natural Language Processing.
WHY DID YOU CHOOSE THIS FIELD?
Growing up, I repetitively heard that women were not so technically affluent. Arts oriented domains were considered more suitable. Being a social studies or English teacher was a suggestion I frequently heard for my career. Somewhere I believed that too, till I discovered Python. Automation with Python triggered that tech keeda in me. All my social media handles are @ShambhaviCodes, subconsciously fighting off that tag of not being efficient at tech. And today, I have found my calling in Data Science!
WHAT DO YOU LOOK AT & THINK, "I WISH YOUNGER ME WOULD HAVE KNOWN THIS WAS POSSIBLE?"
'Coding' itself is an achievement. Had I believed in myself and started earlier, I would be at a much higher pedestal today.
WHY DO YOU LOVE WORKING IN STEM?
The feeling of creating something which will be used by many gives me the motivation to work. I love working in STEM because I feel empowered of creation. I wake up looking forward to being one of the most powerful Women In Tech of my country, India.
BEST ADVICE FOR NEXT GENERATION?
Don't hesitate, Don't think! If I can do it, you can to!
To break away from stereotypes, an initial spark is enough! Just rub yourself hard enough to light that spark.
INSPO / FUN FACT
Richard Feynman - What I cannot create, I do not understand.