Forging a New Path

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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