I spoke with Dr. Hoyt and one thing she advised me to do first is familiarize myself with what has been done already. She sent me four articles to read about the gender biases in academic settings and one particularly interesting one that she is working on that incorporated growth mindset. It looked at the effects of it on women and men in computer science. She suggested that we go broader before narrowing down, which is exactly what we’ve been doing! I continue to be intrigued while reading articles about this as well as speaking with different people, including Dr. Hoyt, about it. I look forward to learning more and figuring out what a good thesis topic is!