When Anna Eshoo was in middle school she wanted to be an eye doctor. She didn't know why, but she liked going to the doctor and all the things they did.
But a teacher told her to forget her dream. "Girls aren't good at math," she told her.
Eshoo, who has served in Congress for more than 20 years, was at Campbell Middle School Thursday to encourage girls -- and boys-- not to be held back from their dreams. She told the advanced technology class of 7th and 8th graders they should think about working with technology and computers, where there is so much innovation in the Silicon Valley she represents.
"She's pretty amazing," said 8th grader Evan Muller one of the few in the class who could already write code. "She's so enthusiastic."