I have always been fascinated by science. It was natural for me to keep pursuing science in school and later genetics at the university level. Even though my parents did not understand my rationale, they continued to be supportive of their only child, while I went further and further with more degrees and my scientific pursuits, seemingly forever, on my way to building a career as a researcher. Then, reality hits. Scarce funding resources and the exclusivity of the ivory tower are becoming more and more apparent. I then searched and found the technology transfer industry, and had to explain to my parents, again, but this time — why I am getting off the path I have built for many years to pursue a new direction.
This is my story: https://link.medium.com/R6dFSHRuKR