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Undergraduate Research Assistant
Why would you recommend exploring careers in science and technology to other Latina girls?
In my country the term “computer science” is not very well recognized, we often use the term “systems engineering” to refer to people doing stuff on the computers. During my first year of college in the US, I received a programming class, and I fell in love with it. As a Latina undergraduate student pursuing a career in Computer Science, it can be both challenging and difficult to “fit in.” Sometimes we believe that only superheroes in the movies can do amazing things. I strongly think that everyone is capable of thriving in the tech world. To girls that want to pursue a career in technology, I will tell them not to be afraid of stereotypes and go for it. In these days a lot of high schools are promoting STEM education, in which they include programming skills and a lot of online games are available to learn how to code. Also, I'll recommend you to look for opportunities, if you are in high school you are eligible to apply to the NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Award or an internship at Girls Who Code.
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