“To all my fellow women, especially my fellow Black and Latina queens, continue your dreams no matter who tells you otherwise.”
“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.”
“Academia is not easy, it can take an emotional toll on you and there is often stigma attached to speaking openly about it. In sharing my truth I hope that more young women realize it’s ok to have bad days and that eventually, you will get there.”
“We must shine a light on the knowledge that African American women bring to STEM, and model for young ladies that STEM ca be vast and diverse.”
“Looking at the scans of her brain and watching the doctor perform the physical exam made me realize that it was what I was purposed to do.”
“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."