I obtained my undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences from SUNY Binghamton University and joined the U.S. Army. My professional excellence has helped me win Army Achievement Medal which demonstrates my leadership skills. I always enjoy meeting new people and benefit from their diverse experiences and perspectives and took the same approach during my Army career. I met and formed friendships with people who came from different departments in the Army and the insights I gained through them really amazed me such as the extensive use of biotechnology by the Army to improve the quality of life of its soldiers as well as achieve greater operating efficiency. As a result, I also started reading extensively on biotechnology to stay up-to-date with the current and emerging trends and soon it was clear to me that I wanted to pursue a career in biotechnology.