Hi! Welcome to my blog. :)
About me? I’m a Product Manager at a software company in the DC-area. When I created this blog, I was a sophomore math major, music minor at a women’s college in New England. I created this blog to share my experience as a math major with my family, friends, and WordPress community. Now, I want to share my experience as a woman in tech!
In Fall 2014, I studied abroad in Hungary with the Budapest Semesters in Mathematics program (BSM). I’d been dreaming about my chance to study abroad since I was in middle school! Back then, I thought for sure I would be going to Paris, speaking French, and studying art history. I did get to visit Paris and speak French with the Parisians during my semester, but BSM was a far cry from what I’d imagined for myself when I was younger. However, BSM was a life-changing experience and the best four and a half months of my life.
The first thing I want to share with you is this image. It’s a 1981 Lego ad showing a little girl holding her creation with the caption “What it is is beautiful.” I’ve seen a lot of controversy in the media about the genderization of toys (everything for little girls = pink, dolls, makeup, cooking, etc. while everything for little boys = blue, building sets, trucks, etc.). This ad does not depict that extreme genderization. This little girl is playing with a “boy’s” lego set. She’s happy, and she’s proud of what she created. I love her because she reminds me of myself when I was a child playing with Legos.
And she reminds me of myself now, a young woman in a “man’s” field. But I’m just doing what I love, and I’m excited to have the chance to share that with you.