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 & 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 / FUN FACT

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

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