Victoria Miller is pursuing her degree in Computer Science and Mathematical Decision Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Here she shares a little about her career and the inspiration behind it.
What is your specific area of STEM?
Business, with concentrations in finance and consulting
How would you explain your STEM field to young girls?
I make programs that do all sorts of cool things such as helping other people have better lives or things that help others have fun!
What traits might a child possess that may indicate an interest or aptitude for your STEM field?
What did you know about your STEM field when you were a child?
I realized I was really good at math and loved it. It made a lot of sense to me and I was the best in my class at it so it made me feel good about myself.
Why did you choose your STEM field? Were you inspired by someone?
I took computer science as a prerequisite for my major and realized it was something I truly enjoyed.
What are some really cool things that people in your profession work on?
I made a Chrome extension that helps disabled people that don't have full function of their hands use Facebook. Others have done things like create their own servers for Minecraft. Some people have done artificial intelligence to make software more like humans!
What inspirational message would you give young girls to inspire them to pursue STEM?
Be brave! Perfection is not the goal. Struggling is going to happen, and trial and error is what makes some of the world's best things! I always struggle which makes me feel even better when I finally get it. It's a great reward!
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