“Having the advice of a woman who has already “been there, done that” can vastly improve the ability of women rising up within their fields to stay the course and see that success is possible.”
“I would advise women to embrace standing out and possibly being the only woman or woman of color within a math related career. There have been many before us that took the risk to stand out and pave the way for us.“
“It’s discouraging for the moment, but it’s important to remember that for every door that closes, there’s another one opening up that’s going to get you where you need to go. Don’t be afraid to take detours.“
“If you are discouraged or do not believe in yourself, know that every woman pursuing her PhD has felt the way the you feel but each one holds on to something to push them through.”
“It's more than just shattering glass ceilings and meeting representation quotas, it’s about showing every little girl who questions science, technology, engineering and math”
“Be bold and unapologetic! Don’t apologize for being a leader. Don’t apologize for being smart. Don’t apologize for being innovative. Stop playing small!“
“I desire to leave a legacy with emphasis on a personal, yet informative, subject matter (kidney disease) that often goes unnoticed. “
“A family member shared with me that she was a civil engineer and my high school teacher both became engineers. Both of them were black females and I felt that if they could do it, so could I."