I am a Chemical Engineering graduate from NIT Jaipur. I had a narrative in my head that this was my trajectory and that I was supposed to do core technical work. 

I had been working at Reliance Industries Limited in Gujarat and the job was not at all satisfying. I never thought I could make a career transition, especially knowing that I was coming from a Chemical Engineering background. 

Also the company didn’t pay freshers much so I had to look towards other options to increase my salary which I thought I really deserved. 

Initially I had a lot of things in my mind to explore, I was thinking about making a career in Management, so thought of preparing for CAT. 

I never thought I would get into Data Science that easily but luckily I found out about AlmaBetter and their LER program. 

When I found out about AlmaBetter I thought it was too good to be true. The tuition deferment was a huge moment of hope for me. 

"They were willing to take a risk on me in a way that I hadn't felt in a long time."

Soon I joined the program and felt this to be so much different from all the other online courses which are popular. People at AlmaBetter were investing in my future and I never thought someone believed in me as much as them. 

There were endless opportunities to learn Data Science online but having the social accountability and information distillation made the biggest difference.

The instructors and mentors at AlmaBetter made sure I was making progress in time and I was learning the concepts fluently. 

Luckily as soon as the placement season arrived after we were done with the courses, I interviewed with three companies and got selected in two of them. I decided to go for DataZymes and I think this was one of the best decisions I made in my career. I was able to get almost 40% hike and at the same time, got to switch to the Data Science field. If it were not for the ISA provision, I would not have pursued the program and would have been left hopeless. 

I am really curious about solving problems which enable women empowerment in India. I am exploring existing problems such as online abuse and trafficking which happens to a lot of women in India. Through my Data Science endeavours, I can really help out these women and make a difference. I personally admire the humanitarian aspects of technology and hope to advocate them in future.