It taught me to problem-solve in a way that no other major had taught me. It is one of the few disciplines, or skillsets, where there is literally no ‘correct’ path. You have the ability to build whatever you dream up. At first I wasn’t sure I was good enough at coding to pursue computer science, but I loved it. I joined a group called she++ on campus, and this group helped me realize there was a place for me in this field. The group also helped me realize that being a minority in this field is an asset. I’m grateful that Stanford and she++ have shown me that it’s an asset to be unique in your field.