Last month I had the fantastic experience of speaking at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California, right next to the Google campus. Last summer I listened to quite a few of the NPR radio programs recorded there and it was such an honor to get on a stage there myself.
This event was for the Broadcom design, build, code program that hosts many middle school students interested in STEM. I focused on telling them about my STEM journey and how it has led to many different and exciting opportunities. From introducing President Obama to completing research for NASA and working at robotics at Google X. I also shared how I have taken on leadership roles and organized events and that all helped me get other cool opportunities like talking to astronauts in space!
In the end, I left three points of advice for these young people:
1) Say yes to every new opportunity
2) Don’t do anything twice
3) And always know you belong to this field
My time in California during the summer is always enjoyable because of the amazing opportunities that are out here. I want to say a special thanks to my coworker Parker Robinson for helping me talk about FIRST robotics, and Dr. Jeannice Samani and Ph.D candidate Neerja Zambare for coming to support me at the event.
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