I was trying to figure out, you know, what
I wanted to do career-wise, and my mom actually works for the Department of
Defense and she introduced me to a program called the Science and
Engineering Apprentice Program. So she encouraged me even though I didn’t know
what I wanted to do, to just try it. So I applied and I got in and I worked
alongside scientists and engineers and really got my feet wet into what the DoD
was all about.