Marita Cheng

Engineer and founder of robogals

What was your favourite thing to do on the weekends as a kid?
I really liked to read books. I’m a bit of a bookworm.

What advice would you give kids who want to get into robotics and coding?
It’s okay to start from wherever you are. So don’t be afraid to ask questions, don’t be shy. If you’re interested in it, ask really stupid questions until you understand things, and that’s how you learn.

What’s your secret talent?
Listening. I think I work really hard to be a good listener, but again I think it’s something you have to keep working on and keep developing. It’s something that I am and something that I keep trying to get better at.

MARITA CHENG was interviewed by Ella and Hiromi in issue 5.