Zahra Okba

PhD student in oceanography at University Ibn Zohr

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Be confident, confidence is the most beautiful thing a woman can wear.

What do you do?

Ocean is the most mysterious environment, It fascinate us everytime and discovering the ocean make us understand it more.

Why did you choose this field?

Since always I have been fascinated by the ocean , especially when I go fishing with my father , when I hear the sound of the waves the smell other ocean I feel peace walk through my soul, studying oceanography is ambitious ,emotional and spiritual things for me I feel my worth in it and myself too.

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

I wish younger me was believing on herself more and be more confident of her skills

Why do you love working in STEM?

To prove that a woman is stronger than they thought, and underestimating her is not a good idea

Best advice for next generation?

Be confident, confidence is the most beautiful thing a woman can wear , believe in yourself, You re worth it no matter what , and be persistent

Inspo quote / fun fact / role model

Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in.

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