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"Yep, that's me when I was 10. I loved animals, handicrafts, and dreaming. Back then, I was the belligerent [воинственная] queen of anti-math. I neglected [игнорировала, не обращала внимания], ignored, flunked [заваливала], and downright hated [откровенно ненавидела] math and science all through grade school, middle school, and high school.
It's strange to realize I'm now a professor of Engineering. I enlisted in the army [поступила на службу в армию] right out of high school to study language at the Defense Language Institute. That's me at 18, looking very nervous and very focused while throwing a hand grenade.
I only started to study math and science when I was 26 years old, after I got out of the military. At first, it was really hard. There were all these quick thinkers in my classes who seemed to get everything a lot easier and faster than me.
Sometimes I'd take a break for a few months, I'd go out and work as a Russian translator on Soviet trawlers. That's me up in the Bering Sea. And I'd come back to school and try and learn some more.