As we grow, we find ourselves fascinated with topics and hobbies that inspire us. When these fascinations turn into passions, we may ask ourselves, “Is this something I can do for the rest of my life as a career?” Sometimes we don’t truly realize that the sky is the limit! But with inspiration, support, and hard work, we can make our childhood dreams a reality.
As a young girl, Ishika enjoyed activities that allowed her to express her creativity and build new things. When she joined a local chapter of the Southeastern Consortium for Minorities in Engineering (SECME) in middle school, she realized she could have a future in engineering. Her time with SECME led to one of her biggest accomplishments, winning the National SECME Mousetrap Car Competition in the junior division, which further sparked her enthusiasm towards engineering
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