I am planning to reserve some time every week this semester to help undergraduate/masters students by answering any questions they might have around pursuing research.
My undergraduate program didn’t offer many research opportunities, and it wasn’t easy to orient my career towards research. Thankfully many kind strangers answered my questions, encouraged me, and suggested people who I could work with. (2/3)
After many lucky breaks, I am in a very privileged position now: pursuing a PhD at CMU and working on exciting areas. Research can be rewarding but might pose many barriers to entry. This is my small attempt to make research more accessible. (3/3)