siaa_logo_blue Siti Jamiah Mohamad-Yob siti_circle

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

Bangi, Malaysia

Job Title: PhD student


She Is An Astronomer: Do you feel it was more difficult for you to get a job or a promotion in comparison with male astronomers?

Siti Jamiah Mohamad-Yob: No


SIAA: Are women under-represented in your institution?

SJM-Y: Yes, there are  about 30% women.


SIAA: What is your family status?

SJM-Y: I am single.


SIAA: Have you had any career breaks?

SJM-Y: No.


SIAA: How many hours per day do you normally dedicate to work?

SJM-Y: 8 hours. 


SIAA: What would most help you advance your career?

SJM-Y: Publication. 


SIAA: What recommendation would you make to young women starting their career in astronomy?

SJM-Y: Always be positive and don’t be afraid to test new territories.