By Jasmine Lee
As my last few hours as an official intern for Femgineer and Poornima come to an end, I look back with gratefulness to all the Femgineers who supported me and cheered me on during this past month of growth.
Thank you to Poornima for welcoming me and taking me in. I am grateful for all the new experiences you’ve exposed me to this month. I passed several milestones over the course of my internship here at Femgineer: I attended my first Femgineer Forum, worked with Poornima to improve my application for the Thiel Fellowship, learned how to use Twitter (teehee!), developed an MVP for the first startup I created with a team of UC Berkeley engineers, and achieved a vast array of other goals. From working at Femgineer over these past few weeks, I have gained a clearer understanding of the skills, self motivation, and personal qualities that I need to grow as a person and entrepreneur. Thanks Poornima for leading by example, and for inspiring me with your passion and never-ending determination.
Thank you Frances for cheering me on! I enjoy reading your blog posts and hope to one day be as skilled as you are, both in coding and in writing. Thanks to Diana Espino for sharing your life stories and engineering experiences with me, and to Pascale K for giving me your advice and encouragement.
This post sounds awfully a lot like a good bye, but it really isn’t. Think of it instead as a…see you later! Thanks again to Poornima and Femgineer community for supporting me as I pursue my academic and entrepreneurial ventures. Hope to make you all proud and bring some good news soon!
Jasmine is a freshman undergrad at UC Berkeley majoring in Computer Science. She is a Hackers @ Berkeley club officer and also works as a webmaster at the UC Berkeley Boalt Law School. Jasmine is humbly inspired by the hackers and builders around her and is excited to learn more about the field. Not only does she like sharing her passion with everyone, but she wants to learn how to play the ukulele and says “Carpe diem! Seize the day. Also, I like bubble milk tea.”