She's a smart cookie Dr. Angelo.
Often, I find that people spend a lot of time thinking about what others think of who they are or what they do, from the potential new boyfriend to your boss at work. That being said, people often get wrapped up in how getting others to like them makes the world tick.
Guess what? That's not going to make you happy though.
If you focus on what you want out of life and who you want to be, things will have a way of working themselves out. You'll be successful where things count for you, which is how you feel about you. Finally, a more genuine you!