Try to take advantage of an undergraduate research program because to me it’s not only about learning, but it’s also about problem solving. How I got into research was through my mentor. For me it’s discovering something new. It’s so exciting! I feel like it’s really crucial for other women to be aware of the opportunities and for them to understand the potential that research can have for themselves and also for their community. We need far more students heading from undergraduate programs in CS and IT and on to graduate school to help be research scientists and professors of the future.