Emma Cooney

YWLIAI Ambassador and Deloitte Scholarship Winner

I knew that I loved STEM from the get go but honestly never considered a career in technology... until I attended the camp!

My Story

Hello my name is Emma, I attended the YWLIAI camp in 2019 and fell in love with the problem solving and maths side of tech. As I enter my final year of high school, the all so daunting question of ‘what will I study next year’ looms even closer. I knew that I loved STEM from the get go but honestly never considered a career in technology… until I attended the camp! I was so inspired by the calibre of attendees at the camp, most of whom were much older than I, and how supportive they all were towards me. After attending a few lectures about the maths behind machine learning, I fell in love with this side of technology and knew this was definitely a career option.

Despite my lack of professional experience, this camp was so valuable in opening my eyes to the world after high school and giving me confidence in myself. I was grateful to be awarded the Deloitte scholarship which I hope to put towards promoting the maths aspect of machine learning to high school students.

I love studying STEM in high school and am passionate about gender equality. In the future, I hope to see more empowered women joining the technology field and watch as we solve many of this world’s biggest issues.

 

Use the links below to connect with her on Social Media or watch her interview with us from the 2019 Camp.