I love being at sea in general, watching some beautiful sceneries like the sunrise or sunset, working with people who come from different countries and have different stories and I love a challenge.
Females are definitely a minority in the industry especially when it comes to officers. I don’t feel like being a woman stops me from making my dream come true and we need to deal with the stereotyping women in the industry. We are strong and we can do the job as well as a man. We are not fragile, physically nor mentally.
To the women coming behind us, don’t listen to anyone who tries to discourage you. Dream big and don’t let anybody tell you what you can or cannot do!
Claire Sumera, Deck Cadet