Dimitra Simeonidou

IEEE Fellow, IEEE Communications Society

Q: What inspired you to become an engineer?

A: My love for STEM, and my ardent belief that STEM can change the world, started early. When I was nine years old, I read the biography of Marie Curie and realized that I wanted to conduct research and become a university professor. I was greatly inspired by the story of a woman making real change in another place at a different time. Marie Curie’s life made me realize that a successful career in STEM is possible and rewarding. I held onto that initial childhood dream, studied physics and developed an interest in the field of telecommunications.