I was selected to participate in the EECS Rising Stars Workshop for women considering academic careers. The workshop was organized by Carnegie Mellon University and held at CMU in Pittsburgh, PA. Click here to check out the Rising Stars 2016 website.
The workshop consisted of career-building activities including Q&A panels with both senior and junior faculty at CMU as well as a networking poster session where all the attendees presented their research. I had very interesting discussions with other women working in formal verification and security. I found this experience to be incredibly inspiring as well as clarifying as to how the academic job application process works and the ups and downs of academic life.