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.