Sarah Kumar earned her Bachelor’s degree in Economics from UCLA (University of California at Los Angeles). She is a systems analyst in the finance industry, which combines her passion for economics and technology. Below she shares a little about her career and the inspiration behind it.
What is your specific area of STEM?
Economics and Information Technology
How would you explain your STEM field to young girls?
I work with software applications and systems for Finance users.
What traits might a child possess that may indicate an interest or aptitude for your STEM field?
Problem solving skills, wanting to try something new, likes Lego, likes puzzles.
What did you know about your STEM field when you were a child?
I did not know much about my field as a child.
Why did you choose your STEM field? Were you inspired by someone?
After working in 2 different companies for about 7 years, I started having interest in working with software systems/applications for Finance users.
What are some really cool things that people in your profession work on?
We get to customize software and build business rules so that users will have less work or calculations to do.
What inspirational message would you give young girls to inspire them to pursue STEM?
Believe in yourself.
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