Before wanting to be a scientist, I wanted to be an interpreter and I feel I have partially achieved that aspiration by working in a foreign country! (I am French…) I couldn’t find a job in France quick enough (my patience is legendary…) so I ‘exported’ myself to the UK in 2002 and never looked back! I have worked in the Pharmaceutical Industry for 14.5 years and spent the last 10 years working at Glaxosmithkline (GSK) in Stevenage, mostly as an analytical scientist. In 2014, I went on a Pulse assignment with Project HOPE UK (Pulse is a GSK programme that sends motivated employees to work with charities for 3-6 months) and developed a Young Entrepreneur Curriculum for young adults in the township of Munsieville (near Johannesburg in South Africa). These life-changing 6 months taught me 2 things: 1) You are a lot more resourceful than you think! 2) I needed a change [another one!] On my return to GSK in 2015, I started a new job in engagement and change management to support my department (analytical). I love my job and the fact that I have been able to move around the business and experience different things to develop my career and follow my aspiration.