Hiral Shah

Sunnyvale, CA, US
Field of Work 
Computer Science
Company 
Apple Inc.
Job Title or "Student" 
Software Engineer
Education 
Carnegie Mellon University
Degree 
Information Networking
Education Level 
Masters
Profile Biography 
Computers have been my passion since those formative years in school. They also ‘happen to be’ the future of this world, thus a very propitious combination. During the freshmen year of engineering, I started developing fascination in programming and was amazed by the amount of intelligence that can be coded. This led me to major in Computer Science. I envisaged a graduate degree as a critical step towards making me better qualified to achieve my long-term ambition of making significant research advancements. Hence, I flew from India to USA to pursue my passion at CMU. After completing my graduate studies, I joined Apple in the iOS wireless group to take up the challenge of bringing millions of people closer via mobile communication. My advice for girls in STEM would be the following quote from Samuel Smiles, which has been my motto always.
“All experiences of life seem to prove that the impediments thrown in the way of the human advancement may for the most part be overcome by steady good conduct, honest zeal, activity, perseverance and above all, by a determined resolution to surmount.”
Interests 
Dance, Computing, Reading, Travel, Sports, Other
Race & Ethnicity 
Asian
Level of Participation 
After-school visit, Field trip participation, Job shadow, Online role model
My Experience 
I have been a Role Model 1-2 times.
Availability 
Evenings, Weekends
Resources 
Career exploration activities, Field trip hosting, Hands-on activities for students
Program Affiliation 
None

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