Ashley Beavers earned her MS degree in Computer Science from Georgia Tech and her BS degree in Computer Science from Kennesaw State University. Here she shares a little about her career and the inspiration behind it.
What is your specific area of STEM?
How would you explain your STEM field to young girls?
I build things with words and numbers and pictures.
What traits might a child possess that may indicate an interest or aptitude for your STEM field?
Crafting, building things, drawing.
What did you know about your STEM field when you were a child?
Nothing. I was required to take a CS (computer science) course in college and loved it. I changed my major to that eventually.
Why did you choose your STEM field? Were you inspired by someone?
I loved the organization of it. I loved working with spreadsheets in high school, and CS seemed like a natural extension of that.
What are some really cool things that people in your profession work on?
Software project managers get to design beautiful and complex tools and games that lots of people get to use. They get to work with robots and tiny devices. They get to make software fun and beautiful.
What inspirational message would you give young girls to inspire them to pursue STEM?
The world is full of possibility and STEM careers let you be in the midst of exciting new work and fun, challenging people. It is incredibly rewarding to work with a team who makes me grow and helps build something we are all proud of.
Thank you for contributing, Ashley!
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