"If you have interest in a STEM field, you should definitely pursue it. Don’t force a STEM major, be willing to change paths if it isn’t what you want."
I constantly remind myself that my worth is not determined by how high I climb up the academic ladder. There is so much more to my life. Keeping this in perspective and doing my best to keep a good balance between my work life and home life, helps me to persevere.
"Do what you love. When you do what you love, it's not work."
People should choose to do what they love. If they happen to love science, they are lucky because now STEM careers are in demand and jobs pay very well. There is also a national push to get more women into STEM fields, so young women today will have vast opportunity beyond any women in history.
"The only truly ‘closed’ door is the one you choose not to open."
In many of the sciences, there is a growing field of opportunity for women to become involved. In criminal investigations, having a female perspective in behavior and victimology may provide insights into the investigative process that a strictly male point-of-view might overlook.
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