Since today is my 2nd Blogiversary I decided it was a perfect time to reflect on my journey as a woman in science and two years as a science blogger.
When I think about my journey as a woman in science I like to think about where I started. I always knew I wanted to become a scientist. I always knew I wanted to become a researcher. But the one thing I questioned was; how would I get there? I know we all have been there at one point of our STEM career.
There are many girls and young women that have this same question but some will never become scientists. Why? Because we didn’t give them the resources they needed to pursue their STEM degree and mentor them. If we don’t mentor them who will?
Mentoring is important at all levels. Mentors are people who went through the ups and downs of a STEM career and made it. It’s not impossible without mentors but mentors can make a huge difference. There is a lot I can say about mentors and I will talk about that in a future post and I’m looking forward to sharing my mentoring series with you soon.
My mentors from an early age and the drive I had inside pushed me to become a scientist, researcher, science advocate and science writer/blogger. Through all the ups and downs I still wanted to pursue a STEM career. Why? Because I cannot imagine myself in another career.
Further into my STEM journey I discovered my passion for science goes beyond research and writing. My passion extends to being an advocate for women in STEM and sharing resources to help the next generations of scientists. As a Science blogger I have a platform that will grow and I’m excited to see what’s next for Mademoiselle Scientist! What do you want to see?
Moving forward I want to continue to share resources that will help fellow Mademoiselle Scientists and the next generations of scientists. I want to learn more so I can become a vaccine researcher. I will share my journey and help you with your journey.