Exploring My Options
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When I look back and count the years, I am shocked to realize that I’ve been in science for almost 18 years – since my first job in a lab during sophomore year of college. That’s almost half of my entire life! In reality, my love of science started well before then. As a child, I was always fascinated by nature. I loved to collect flowers and plants, as well as the insects that were on them. Much to my mother’s dismay, I kept jars filled with caterpillars, grasshoppers, worms and slugs. I also had a large collection of feathers, butterfly wings, rocks and shells. Inside the house, I took things apart to see how they worked and especially loved it when my father would fix something electronic – all those wires were fascinating. I had dreams of becoming an entomologist one day, a veterinarian the next, or ...