Silvi Di Pietro
Graduate research Assistant and DOE fellow, Florida International University
A career in STEM makes you feel powerful.
WHAT DO YOU DO?
I’m a graduate (PhD candidate) student in chemistry working towards completing my research for the Department of Energy.
WHY DID YOU CHOOSE THIS FIELD?
I always liked science but my high school chemistry teacher suggested I should pursue it as a career
WHAT DO YOU LOOK AT & THINK, "I WISH YOUNGER ME WOULD HAVE KNOWN THIS WAS POSSIBLE?"
Internship opportunities during my undergraduate career
WHY DO YOU LOVE WORKING IN STEM?
It's interdisciplinary and it's worldwide--science is the same in S. America, Asia or Europe. Discovery!
BEST ADVICE FOR NEXT GENERATION?
A career in STEM makes you feel powerful. Knowledge is power.
INSPO / FUN FACT
"Genius is 1% talent and 99% percent hard work" - Albert Einstein