The very popular Google CEO Sundar Pichai ,who is among the top achievers and world’s top tech leaders and scientists who commended a woman for pursuing science despite scoring zero on a quantum physics exam only a few years ago.
Today, Sarafina Nance is doing PhD in astrophysics at one of top institutions in the world, the University of California, Berkeley. The 26-year-old astrophysicist is researching supernovae.
She posted on her twitter account : “4 years ago I got a 0 on a quantum physics exam. I met with my professor fearing i needed to change my major & quit physics. today, I’m in a top tier astrophysics Ph.D program & published 2 papers. STEM is hard for everyone — grades don’t mean you’re not good enough to do it (sic.),” Her tweet gained the views over 57,000 times and retweeted over 10,000 times.
Let’s have a look at the post :
Pichai has got an appreciating reply to her tweet.
The inspiring woman was also suffering from the breast cancer and survived it and seeing her ,it inspired others too similar to her story . Among them is Mike Turner, Director of Science, Welcome Trust, a research charity based in London.
“This is an inspiring thread. Thank you Sarafina. I left school with 2 A levels, got the third next year and into uni through clearing. Now director of science at Europe’s largest funder of biomed science. Do not let failure define you (sic.),” he said.
“You are an inspiration. Thank you so much for sharing,” said another user.
“I so admire you little sister. I wish so much I would have been brave enough to forge ahead into the Sciences as have you and so many others of your generation. I hope my grand nieces follow you. Lilly wants to be a Starship Commander. So I buy her rockets to build and launch,” tweeted another.