Diana Trujillo recalls the moment that a professor’s disbelief in her abilities led to personal validation of her intelligence.
DIANA TRUJILLO: I have this very vivid moment where, in chemistry, actually, I will finish my chemistry exams. And there's this specific exam that I did, and then I got up, like, 10 minutes later, and my professor is, like, uh, it was harder than 10 minutes. Go check it.
And he checked it right there, and then he pulled up a paper, and wrote a new problem for me, and give it to me, and I did an extra problem, and I handed it off to him. And I remember going home and being extremely happy about the fact that I had found out that I was good at something, and that somebody else had validated that for me.