Meet Naina Singh

Naina Singh earned her Honours Bachelor of Science in Bioinformatics from the University of Toronto. She currently works as a Rotational Software Developer Associate at CIBC. In her spare time, she likes to do yoga and read books.

When did your love of STEM begin?

When I was about 10. I really enjoyed my science classes and learning about the physical world around me. I liked having an explanation and learning theories for what I could see around me, and found it interesting and wanted to learn more.

What is the best part about working in the field of STEM?

I enjoy the opportunity to immediately see my work in action. As soon as a piece of software I've worked on is released, I can see it making a difference and in use. I like to see that I helped improve efficiencies or automate a process. It feels rewarding to accomplish that for me.

What advice would you give young women interested in a career in STEM?

I would encourage young women to always follow their interests. Even if you seem like or feel like the most inexperienced in a room, you can and should keep learning. Never let that keep you back from pursuing your passion. Don't underestimate your ability to learn.

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