We are STEM squad photo a day challenge. Day 4: INSPIRATION. “It does not matter how slowly you go, so long as you do not stop.” – Confucius The road to a PhD is a long and winding one and it is good to have someone steady to lead you. At times it seemed like I would never get through. But my advisor always inspired me. She pushed me hard, whether through tough and honest critiques or through challenging research projects. She always supported me, challenged me, and inspired me. She is such a badass researcher (yes, that’s a thing) that I knew I could be too, since she trained me!