The Most Amazing Coincidence

Today, I unearthed the most amazing coincidence with my fellow STEMGirl admin/roommate. This is the SECOND in a series of coincidences -> the first coincidence occurred when clever Facebook ad algorithms suggested STEMGirl to her, months before we would even meet, and she subsequently liked the page and clicked on our post linking to free astrophysics courses on EdX. Only when she was stalking my profile on Facebook in our dorm room one day did she realize that I was behind STEMGirl.

“You know, when I first liked it, I was wondering if STEMGirl had some sort of ExComm I could join. I thought the founders would be some insanely smart Ivy League kids.” (nope,  sorry to disappoint!)

Now for the second incredible coincidence. Some of you may have heard of the post-SAT-debriefing, college-decisions-demystifying, panic-inducing beauty that is College Confidential. When we both got accepted into our dream schools, we posted our stats on CC, and for some bizarre reason, I replied to her comment and she replied to mine, although this was her only comment on CC and this was my only comment on the thread – we had no idea who the other person was until we decided to scroll through this thread together on one fine sunny day.

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My lovely roommate felt the need to document this moment:

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It amazes me how small our world is sometimes.

Keep dreaming,


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