Google chief Sundar Pichai recently took to Twitter to retweet a post shared by an astrophysics student on the micro-blogging site and for all the right reasons. Sarafina Nance’s tweet has created quite a stir online because of an inspiration story it details.
On November 21, Nance tweeted how four years ago she scored zero in her quantum physics exam. Following which, she wanted to “quit physics” and change her major.
4 years ago I got a 0 on a quantum physics exam. i met with my professor fearing i needed to change my major & quit physics. today, i’m in a top tier astrophysics Ph.D program & published 2 papers.— Sarafina Nance (@starstrickenSF) November 20, 2019
STEM is hard for everyone—grades don’t mean you’re not good enough to do it.
The next few lines reveal, instead of quitting she carried on and her hard work eventually paid off. Now, she is “in a top tier astrophysics Ph.D program” and has published two papers.
Finally, the tweet ends with a motivational advice which has struck chords with many.
Well said and so inspiring! https://t.co/qHBwdv3fmS— Sundar Pichai (@sundarpichai) November 21, 2019
Since being shared just a day back, the tweet has piqued people’s interests. It’s clear from over 57,000 likes and close to 10,000 retweets the post has garnered till now – and the numbers are increasing.
While some were motivated, others applauded the woman for her persistence. In short, it impressed many – including Google chief Sundar Pichai.
In just five words he expressed his reaction on this inspiring post. To which, the women also replied.