Kristina Smiley

I learned that I can do anything. Getting my PhD was the hardest thing I have ever done. I thought I would never be “as good” as the people I looked up to. And then one day, I became the very thing I never thought I could. And from that point, I stopped doubting myself. I stopped doubting my capabilities. I started to embrace and even seek challenges instead of hiding from them. My experience in STEM has given me confidence that has extended beyond science, into my everyday life. It has truly transformed who I am as a person.

Sinead Jenkins