The most surprising experience in my journey is that I ended up in STEM at all. I am really surprised by the fact that I ended up changing careers. Having an arts background and valuing creativity has been unexpectedly useful. STEM needs curious and creative communicators. Information is gathered so quickly now, understanding the landscape of the world is becoming increasingly more complex.
Being prepared to learn as much as to educate is the key to collaboration. Information is much more global and integrated than traditional school subjects lead us to believe. Curiosity is a spark and opportunity for connection.