When I went to my first job out of college in 1993, I didn’t know what it was.
I just wanted to get a job.
I had no idea what it meant to be a scientist.
I started my own company.
I was just a little girl, and it was my first company.
Then, about five years ago, I met a guy who was the president of his company, and we became friends.
We were talking about jobs.
I remember looking at him and saying, “Well, I’m not a scientist.”
He was the guy I met in 1993.
He’s the guy who taught me that my first question in the morning is, “Do you think this is a good idea?”
He taught me to think about science.
He taught my wife and me to be more aware of our responsibilities as scientists.
We’re still very much of that spirit.
But at that time, it wasn’t really clear to me that women would want to be scientists, and I don’t think it’s that way now.
Today, I feel like it’s the most important career.
And that’s a good thing. I don