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

Mathematical Sciences Research Institute Undergraduate Program

Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship

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