Vanshika Dhyani

Student, University College Dublin

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Learn new things, network with people who inspire you, and don't focus on becoming successful, focus on becoming the best you can be.

What do you do?

Currently I'm pursuing an undergraduate degree in Physics with Astronomy & Space Science. I’m passionate about Scientific research, Sustainable development and Environmental protection.

Why did you choose this field?

I guess a part of me has always 'known.' I always loved flying and for the longest time I thought I would go into aviation. It wasn't until I read Stephen Hawking's books, when I got increasingly interested in astrophysics, especially black holes. When I was 14 years old, I finally knew that I wanted to be a cosmologist. And that brings us to present-day, I'm 20 years old and working towards a goal that was set 6 years ago

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

It would be, living on my own, in another continent, at 18 years old. Even though my parents always envisioned for me to study abroad, I never really thought it would happen. I had absolutely no idea what the Universe had in store for me. It has been a life changing experience and I am proud of myself.

Why do you love working in STEM?

I just really, really LOVE physics. I love talking about it with my friends who are not studying it, I really like writing science articles, as well. The feeling of going to bed with my head fuzzy with an insanely complicated paradox and waking up having understood it, is unmatched.

Every morning I look forward to learning something new. I love learning new things and collecting experiences.

Best advice for next generation?

"Use the internet to GROW." Our generation has been blessed with this incredible technology that brings everything to your fingertips. Invest in yourself-learn new things, network with people who inspire you, and don't focus on becoming successful, focus on becoming the best you can be.

Inspo quote / fun fact / role model

"We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard"
—Jack Kennedy

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