Answer the question you selected for profile question 1 here (300 words):
I have always loved science. As a child, I dreamed of becoming a scientist. But somehow, life initially led me in another direction and I became an accountant. It took several years before I realized I could no longer spend my life so far removed from the natural world around me. I made the decision to change my career course when I was 26 years old. Ultimately I resigned my position, moved 1,000 miles away, started getting my hands into the soil and my mind in touch with the work I really wanted to do.