Ever since I was a kid, I always wanted to be a scientist.
I was fascinated by the natural world, by fossils, and how frogspawn turned into tadpoles and then miniature frogs. When all the other kids were pretending to be professional footballers and superheroes, I wanted a white lab coat and thick glasses.
Despite my childhood dreams, and not being too bad at science at school, I ended up working in marketing… for ten years. Predictably, I hated it. One Monday morning, lying in bed, fighting the dread of getting up and going to work, I decided a career change was in order.