As a child I was particularly fascinated by mathematical pictures drawn by M.C. Escher which could be turned upside down and still portray the same image. These pictures helped me realize that if there are many ways to both view and portray an object then there must be many ways to view and solve a problem. This gave me motivation to stop fighting dyslexia and to instead appreciate the unique perspective this 'disability' provided to me. I have discovered genius through working with students with disabilities and from other under-represented groups. What seemed like a disability in my childhood turned out to be a source of strength, later in life. It is our responsibility to help increase diversity in the sciences. Below are some links for a few of the amazing programs and organizations that pursue this goal.

Infinite Possibilities Conference

The Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science

The Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science

Mathematical Sciences Research Institute Undergraduate Program

Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship

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