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Silvi Di Pietro

Graduate research Assistant and DOE fellow, Florida International University

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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