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Women Who Reign: Janelie Díaz Bonet

“You define success” -Colonel Jerry Miller

Tell us about yourself along with a fun fact!
I’m a nineteen-year-old woman, who likes pizza, cars, sports, and most of all values God and family. I’m on my sophomore year of my bachelor’s degree in computer science at the University of Puerto Rico in Arecibo. In which in most of my classes I’m the only girl.  I am a board member of the Computer Science Student Association (CSSA) and a member of the Robotics Development Lab (RoDeL). Later, for my master’s degree I plan to combine computer science with biomedics.

Fun Fact: I went SKYDIVING and Gun Shooting this summer, two of the things on my Bucket List.
What # would define your life journey?
#thinkdifferently #nofear #betruebeyou

My goal is to always be true to myself no matter what and have no fear about what people might say or think about me because everything is possible if you put your mind into it.

Favorite website / app:
YouTube and Instagram because I can share part of my life and some adventures through them. Favorite tech tool my smart phone and of course my computer to do my coding.


Someone who inspires you and knowledge they have imparted:
Grace Brewster Murray Hopper was an American computer scientist. One of the first programmers of the Harvard Mark I computer and helped in the development of the COBOL programming language. She impacted so many lives year after year, that when she died to honor her for her hard work and influence in the field of computing, the Grace Hopper Celebration, was created. Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing is a convention for women in the field of Computer Science and Technology, held yearly. (December 9, 1906 – January 1, 1992)



Song that makes you want to dance:
Most Girls” by Heilee Steinfield

This song makes me feel strong and helped me realize that we are all the same nothing more nothing less, just equal; smart, strong and beautiful human beings. It’s okay to change as long as you feel you are YOU.


Challenge you’ve faced and how you overcame it:
This summer 2018 I was accepted in an internship at Florida International University (FIU) in Miami, FL. This was an incredible opportunity for a freshman like me. I got the chance and challenge to meet new people from other backgrounds and work with them as well. In addition, I had to speak English for the entire summer, some of what I am not used to. This amazing opportunity provided me experience and self-growth. I worked on a Distributed Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) research along with two of my colleagues.


Ideal Job:
My ideal job would be to create prosthetics and helpful robots for society.


What knowledge would you impart to women in order for them to REIGN their lives?
Go beyond what is expected don’t stop following your dreams because someone told you to, use that as a motivation to get up and fight as hard as you can to reach your goals in life.


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