One of My Greatest Life Decisions: Becoming an Engineer

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One of My Greatest Life Decisions: Becoming an Engineer

Shraddha Chaplot, Greengineer and Machinegineer at Cisco
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Monday, July 6, 2015 - 8:05am

Have you ever believed that you could do or be anything? That in your heart and gut, you knew that you were destined to change the world in your own way, exciting, empowering and enabling so many others so they may do the things they never thought they could?

That's how I feel every day; and whether the world changes or not, that feeling is what inspires me to keep playing.

As the story goes, when I was 3 years old, my mom taught me my times tables and I fell in love with math, numbers and patterns. When I was 5, I started taking things apart and fixing anything and everything. From there, my dad and I spent time on all sorts of fun projects, from building computers to fixing a sugar cane juicer. I (not-so-secretly) call my parents my mathematical wizard and curious engineer. Together, they shaped me into this playful and curious ball of energy.

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