Could you please introduce yourself to our readers?
Hi ! you can call me Stellar better known as ( @sara.abella_ ) I am a cybersecurity and E-health engineering student in the city lights Paris a lover art of art in general also a huge fun of Pablo Picasso and Van Gogh
What are you working on at the moment?
Well during these circumstances with COVID19 companies are working on maintaining their business, ensuring security and continuity of their activities. My current mission is creating a System Management for the Continuity of activities and as a passion I am really interested in Machine learning and data science fields so I am trying to learn more about it and thankfully I have a good background in computer science
What are your goals?
I had the chance and the privilege of having amazing mentors that guided me and encouraged me to work harder and dream bigger, So definitely I want to give us much I received ! I want to help not only girls but also boys in STEM that were rejected or considered us minorities because once I was one of them. nothing would ever hold you back from achieving greatness And I hope I'd be able to help.
Do you have a mentor?
I had but not anymore. It was a decision that my mentor made. When a mentor doesn't have anything more to offer or is sure that a person finally could mentor. It's not a job to get promoted but more of a push forward and a person could be independent and make a decision of mentoring others that's why I made my instagram account
Do you mentor anyone?
Yeah, I do, a girl reached out to me 5 months ago since then I've been checking on her on our monthly meetings
What could tech do to better Foster female talent?
Us girls, We grew up working twice as hard as men in every field we had to prove that we belong there. So what I would say is that I don't expect to tech to do anything for female.What women have done in tech speaks for itself. They did already prove they are talented we are in 2020 but the problem is labeling women with their skin, color, religion and the list goes on being white is a privilege, minorities have to prove they belong in certain places
What advice would you give to someone getting into tech?
Go for it without any hesitation and definitely surround yourself with people who inspire and push you forward, read books check the internet watch podcasts there are plenty of resources and you can easily learn
Who do you follow?
Well mainly people from the Cybersecurity field I like being on page when ever something new happens. yet I loooooove people who create podcasts that's all watch now
Whats the best and worst advice you have received?
The best advice I got it from my mom is just be you stay who you are as who you are stay true to your self there's no reason to prove anything to people as long as you are confident and you know who you are that's all it matter so honestly it worked for me I do really appreciate it especially when I was younger I needed a push of confidence and thanks to my mom I had it
Worst advice I got it from a math professor in high school he told me I was not good enough in math nor in science lol and when I graduated high school with honor literally no one had as good grades as I had
And I went to the university of my dreams
How can people keep up with what you are doing?
Definitely don't hesitate to follow me on IG (@sara.abella_) I share my thoughts, advices, recommendations and I always help when people reach out to me with problems in cybersecurity and programming in general