Honoris Alumni At The Forefront of STEM
In order to empower and inspire the next generation of females in STEM, it’s imperative that we are backed by faculty and staff who are passionate about leading the way in this field. Two of these incredible women shared their insight into the importance of female representation today.
Ines Sarray – Computer Science Alumni, ESPRIT School of Engineering, Tunisia
When asked what drove her to pursue a STEM career, Ines Sarray, a Computer Science Alumni from ESPRIT School of Engineering in Tunisia, said, “I have always wanted to become a doctor and help others then I discovered the world of technology. Studying Computer Science was challenging since I started doubting my career choice. Nonetheless, I was convinced that healthcare can go hand in hand with technology and I could also make a difference in STEM field.”
“With a PhD in computer science, I am today a product/project Manager and we focus on healthcare, social, and education, to name a few.”
Rita Aboujamous – Industrial Engineering Alumni, Université Mundiapolis, Morocco
Université Mundiapolis’ Rita Aboujamous, an Industrial Engineering Alumni in Morocco, is driven by a passion for new technologies – a passion which still plays a clear role in her work today.
Why did you choose to study STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)?
My inclination towards this orientation was since my entrance to high school. My passion for new technologies and industry as well as my desire to research and provide optimal and innovative solutions have always guided me towards an engineering career.
Why do you think it is vital for women to be represented in STEM fields?
The woman herself is characterized by her meticulousness, finesse, responsibility and her ability to multitask. This allows her to be both proactive, to have the ability to adapt and to keep a good balance between her professional and personal life – hence, the importance of her presence in the engineering professions.