I attended high school in rural Quebec where I discovered a love of chemistry while taking 3 years of electronics classes in order to avoid a Canadian History class. In college I found chemical engineering painfully boring, switched to Biochemistry, and took Bioengineering classes for fun. My first grown up job was in a plant physiology lab working on somatic embryogenesis in Alfalfa. I have worked in IT as a certified systems engineer, as a technician in a semiconductor lab, and as a technologist in an optoelectronics research lab. At the latest fork in my career path it was a toss up between welding and shoeing horses. I chose welding because I love making things. My back thanks me daily.