My journey into research began as data analyst where I learned how to manipulate, investigate, and visualize large data sets. Throughout my PhD work, the more research projects I participated in, the more I realized I enjoyed being part of different disciplines and using qualitative research methods alongside my quantitative reporting skills. Moreover, the gender-related issues I saw in math also emerged in science, engineering, and industry.
I want to understand all four parts of STEM. I see them intersecting and connected; what I learn about one will help me better understand the others. As a result, I seek to increase equity and access in STEM and focus on the process of learning in STEM contexts. I see each of my experiences addressing one small piece of the STEM puzzle, each endeavor highlights a portion of the overall story and helps me think more critically about the others.