Worst pre-Hinge date?
After dinner, my date and I were bar hopping in the Mission, and we saw a fight break out on a street corner between a couple guys and a girl. My date tried to defend the girl, and then the guys punched him in the face several times, including on his eye. Then I tried to defend him and they punched me in the jaw and ran away.
Truthfully, we don’t know many women who work in the techier side of tech, and it’s very refreshing. What’s it been like working in a part of the field that’s notoriously a boy’s club?
It really played more of a factor before working. I often felt out of place in my classes, and my girl friends always had very different academic interests than I did. It was also difficult to find role models who seemed similar to me, and who I could use to model what my future could look like in tech. But being a woman hasn’t hugely impacted my experience actually working as a data scientist. My team feels like a big group of friends who happen to work together, and I don’t feel that I’m treated any differently for being a woman. Data science and engineering are some of the most objective disciplines; your success is defined by the quality of your work. If you can prove yourself in that regard then you’ll be respected.
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