Before I defended my #dissertation, I was offered a #NSF funded post-doctoral research position at my dream school in my SHero’s Lab, Dr. Paula Hammond. I never thought that I would have been able to work with her or go to #MIT. I chose to move back home for a permanent, non-academic position instead. I don’t regret making that decision and will cherish the offer letter from her forever. If you don’t know who Paula Hammond is, then you should definitely look her up!! She has a Ted talk and is the definition of #blackgirlmagic#womenengineers#NSBE#STEM#goals#intelligence#blackhistorymonth. My future kids HAVE to go to MIT AND Stanford. I just wanted to share this because it made me proud. Also, I never shared my post-graduation plans. #godsplan Sidenote: why do people think braids are unprofessional? I’m feeling like #JanetJackson in #PoeticJustice mixed with #QueenNefertiti with these #boxbraids.