“I was probably in my 20s when I finally knew I was going to be an astronomer,” Laure Rousseau-Nepton explains. Growing up, becoming a scientist or astronomer wasn’t on her radar. These days, she is an astronomer who works in the Canada France Hawaii telescope, an observatory located on Mauna Kea, the tallest mountain on the Big Island of Hawaii and a sacred site for native Hawaiians."
Laure has a supportive family.
"Her family and friends helped her through those tough times and that’s why she thinks Indigenous youth leaving home to study or pursue a career need to stay connected with family for support. She suggests joining student associations and using Indigenous support services in university to find community and people who understand."