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Masoumeh Dashti

Masoumeh Dashti

During and after my master’s degree I worked in two engineering companies in Iran and also did an internship in an oil company in Japan. […] I felt that I would prefer the greater freedom that a research job in academia could offer me. ..
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Patricia Egger

Patricia Egger

Although many people influenced and supported me throughout this process, I’m glad I never took anyone’s opinion more seriously than I did my own…
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Marilyn Gatica Briceño

Marilyn Gatica Briceño

My father’s neurologist told me: “we need mathematicians in this area”, and at this point, my journey began…
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Tamara Dancheva

Tamara Dancheva

Doing a Ph.D. is an arduous journey (or a labyrinth) that can be very exhausting and equally rewarding, the latter driving me forward…
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Lena Frerking

Lena Frerking

In the end, it did [work out], and I am more than happy that I took the risk to fail…
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Dr Camilla Schelpe

Dr Camilla Schelpe

I loved learning about cosmology, but when it came to research, I found the techniques for making progress weren’t very field specific – I was chipping away at the corners of the unknown without much day-to-day exposure to the bigger picture…
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Kristina Thurmann

Kristina Thurmann

Looking back I am so happy that I studied mathematics because it got me where I am right now…
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Rachel Furner

Rachel Furner

At 33, feeling like this was a foolhardy thing to begin at such an age, but also super excited about the chance to spend 4 years absorbed in something for the pure interest of it, I began my PhD looking at using machine learning to model the ocean…
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Joana Sarah Grah

Joana Sarah Grah

It is essential to have role models to look up to from the beginning and ideally to be mentored and supported by experienced and committed persons. I am extremely lucky and thankful to have those people in my life…
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Julia Kroos

Julia Kroos

The most exciting part of research for me was and is solving a problem. It is like a scavenger hunt: you follow traces, read instructions and do trials, which surprisingly involves a lot of creativity…
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Tamara Grossmann

Tamara Grossmann

Throughout, there were always little things that got me excited again about doing maths…
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