|Job Title: Undergraduate Student
She is an Astronomer: What stage have you reached in your career?
Fateme Kamali: I am an undergraduate physics student.
SIAA: Do you think it might be more difficult for you to get a job or a promotion in comparison with male astronomers?
FK: It may be. I didn't have any experiences about this; but I think that most people (specially in my country) don't believe in women's abilities.
SIAA: Are women under-represented in your institution?
FK: There are 2 women out of 25 faculty members (and one is going to be retired), so that's 8%.
SIAA: What is your family status?
FK: I am single and living in a dorm with room-mates.
SIAA: How many hours per day do you normally dedicate to work?
FK: 6 hours for attending classes and 2 hours working in the Astronomy and Astrophysics Society of Shiraz University (AASSU).
SIAA: What would most help you advance your career?
FK: Teachers paying more attention to female students. They mostly think females can't do observations.
SIAA: What recommendation would you make to young women starting their career in astronomy?
FK: Be confident! Try to do what you like to do and promote science among other women.