Paula Gomez earned her Master’s degree in Architecture, Design Computing from Georgia Tech, and her Architect Degree from Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María (Chile). She is also a Fulbright Scholar and Ph.D. Candidate. Here she shares a little about her career and the inspiration behind it.
What is your specific area of STEM?
Architecture, Design Computing
How would you explain your STEM field to young girls?
Pushing the world forward.
What traits might a child possess that may indicate an interest or aptitude for your STEM field?
Questioning the world, trying to understand how something works, play by implementing mechanisms.
What did you know about your STEM field when you were a child?
Nothing. I just explored and tried to learn myself.
Why did you choose your STEM field? Were you inspired by someone?
Just curiosity and movies.
What are some really cool things that people in your profession work on?
I am from Chile, and working for NASA has been a dream come true.
What inspirational message would you give young girls to inspire them to pursue STEM?
Be always open minded and creative to approach every problem, and you will see that the limits are not where people tell you.
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