How Life Experiences Pushed UTCS Alum Natalie Berestovsky to Pursue Her Passion in Computer Science

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Coincidently, this hardship is what pushed her to begin her journey in computer science. The high school she went to offered computer science classes to its students which gave Natalie more confidence as they evened the language playing field between her and her classmates. Suddenly they were all learning a new language, Java, and no student was more proficient than the others. With this confidence she gained from computer science, Natalie decided to further her studies in the field. Like most Texans, she sought to stay in-state for college, and chose to further her studies at UT Computer Science. Early on as a student, Natalie had a hard time fitting in as a female in a male dominated field, almost deciding to completely change her major to engineering in hopes the field would have more women representation.

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Thanks to her experience at UT Austin and the support of her peers, she is getting closer to this dream. Together with graduate research aide Xuelin Guo, she explored new configurations for high-energy, high-power and dendrite-free hybrid-ion batteries—a focus in this global delve into field and a potential solution en route for satisfy demands for massive renewable force storage. Why did you choose your major? I think of engineering at the same time as the idea of building something absent of nothing.