Zatianina Razafizana

Researcher at Antsiranana university in Madagascar

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Compete with yourself.

What do you do?

I work on water wave problems and mechanical engineering

Why did you choose this field?

First of all I pursued mechanical engineering and then did PhD in Physical Oceanography. I connected these two fields because we are in Island and we can explore the ocean energy

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

My great achievement was completing my master 2 in physical oceanography on time and graduating in the top 10% of my class of over 50 students. I had no financial support from my parents and I had to work while pursuing my degree. This taught me to prioritize my time, build great habits, and stay focused on my goal. I learned many things during my master 2 preparation and this is a big advantage for my career.

Why do you love working in STEM?

I want to show everyone that woman can participate in country development

Best advice for next generation?

when a woman works and has a personality no one can look down on her

Inspo quote / fun fact / role model

Don't compete with your friend, compete with the best you did yesterday

NOMINATE a woman in STEM

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