"There’s always been this pressure for me to, you know, be a doctor, be an engineer, make money, have a good status in society, whatever that is. So I spent this past, like, four years trying to convince myself that whatever career my parents wanted me to do is the one I wanted to pursue. I came to High Tech because I thought engineering was for me, but it turned out that it wasn’t. Yeah. Then I thought, ‘engineering’s not for me, so it must be medicine.’ So I did shadowing and mentorship at the hospital and whatever. Throughout the whole experience, I kept trying to convince myself that medicine was for me. But I really didn’t enjoy it. And I was so confused. I was always so used to knowing where I would spend the next couple years of my life. Now I don’t know what I’m going to do. It’s kind of scary, but it’s kind of exciting because it’s mysterious. I’m excited to see where I’ll end up."
Lekha Reddy, Class of 2014