Challenges for girls in an engineering workforce

Do people tell you that when you were trying to get this job you cant do it cause your a girl and from a different country?
posted by Hannah, Ahville on May 13, 2014

Answer by Yusan Lin

Hello Hannah,

Thank you for your question. There has been some difficulties I faced on the journey of being as a female Engineering student. There was once my TA in undergraduate doubted whether I has other boys to help me write my programming assignment. There was also a professor looked at me and questioned: "You look like this and you can write program?"

Both times I felt really frustrated. However, now when looking back on those things, I'm glad I turned them into motivation instead of frustration later on.

While regarding to me coming from a foreign country, no one has ever doubted my capability because of that. And I am very proud of being a Taiwanese fighting in the United States :)