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Women Who Reign: Solymelle Paolla

“you can, you should, and if you’re brave enough to start, you will.”
-Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

Tell us about yourself along with a fun fact!
I’m a junior at the University of Puerto Rico Arecibo studying a major in microbiology. I’m a caring, strong, sweet girl who will stop at nothing to help others. I like to talk, in general, so making friends or getting to know people isn’t a challenge. I’m outgoing and goofy but my heart is always in the right place.

Solymelle Paolla 2Favorite website / app:
I love all the application tools like: Microsoft Office word, or excel. But I’ve being in love with Nook for the past months. It is an app that allows you to read every book, magazine and comic that you want to read. Lately, I’ve been reading a lot of medical magazines, and books about anatomy. I recommend it

Someone who inspires you and knowledge they have imparted:
Janet Iwasa. This woman is a molecular animator who has done a 3D animation of what goes on in the molecules, how they look, move and interact with other molecules allowing scientists to prove visualize their hypothesis and send on information to future scientists.

Song that makes you want to dance:
“Love Myself” by Hailee Steinfeld. It brightens my day every time I hear it.

Challenge you’ve faced and how you overcame it:
Last year, Puerto Rico suffered from a natural disaster, a hurricane called María. After it passed, everything came back to normal. Everyone was at their jobs working or school studying. In my case, my house didn’t have electricity nor water for almost 6 months. Studying was kind of a challenge. All the tests, the assignments and the classes orientations were one after another. It was chaos, but I did the best I could out of the situation and I got an A in all my classes. Now I think to myself: “If I did it then, who won’t tell me I can do it now?”

Solymelle Paolla 3Ideal Job:
My ideal job is being a pediatrician surgeon who discovers the cure for incurable diseases like cancer.

What knowledge would you impart to women in order for them to REIGN their lives?

You can do anything you put your mind to.

Solymelle Paolla 4

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