Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Ada Lovelace Day: A Researcher I Admire

I love Ada Lovelace Day. It's so inspiring to see all the amazing technical women I've never heard of (and some more famous ones I have heard of) being written about all over the world! I participated last year, and sure wasn't going to miss it this year.

I wrote about a researcher I admire. The interesting thing is that she's in the exact same year of grad school as I am, so you might not expect her to be someone I look up to. But, as you will see, I have good reason to.
I met Michelle for the first time at last year's CRA-W Grad Cohort in San Francisco. We were both second year grad students, so we happened to sit at the same table when given time to mingle with our cohort.

I quickly learned that although Michelle was also a second year grad student like me, she was much further ahead in her research. In fact, she had finished her Masters thesis in January! She was going to do her PhD in September and work on cool stuff until then. She told me about the projects she'd been working on, and I just couldn't help but be impressed.
Check out the rest of this post on my blog.

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