Ever since I was a little girl I knew I wanted to become a scientist. My dream was to cure the world of diseases. Just like many little girls I knew ‘exactly’ what I wanted to do when I grew up. As I matured and learned more about science I became more intrigued. Each year the number of girls in my science classes decreased. Soon it became normal to me and I felt lost. Then, later I realized I wanted to make a change. I began asking myself, “Why are there so few women in science?” “How can I change that?” “What resources are out there for me?” Every day I had new questions and decided I should start a blog.
Before picking a name I thought about my goals and looked to other women in science blogs for inspiration. I found a few great blogs and brainstormed ideas for my blog. After a few brainstorming sessions and the help of my younger sister, I decided to give my blog the name Mademoiselle Scientist. The name Mademoiselle Scientist takes me back to when I fell in love with science.
Do you remember being one of a few girls in your class who loved science? Think back to when you were younger. Then, fast forward to where you are today. What things did you learn along the way that helped you decide to become a scientist?
This is my story. What is your story? Here on Mademoiselle Scientist I will share stories, tips, and experiences to help current and future women in science. My inspiration for Mademoiselle Scientist is you!
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