Question: Did your parents have influnce on your career choice? Or did they want you to be something else?

  1. My parents could see that I was going to be a scientist from a young age 🙂 So they never really pressured me to do it. I think they would have preferred that I was a medical doctor, there’s more job security in it!


  2. Both my parents were science teachers – so when i was growing up everyone always asked if I wanted be a teacher – but I liked the science bit more!

    My mum always told me that I could be whatever I wanted to be, and they didn’t pressure me to take any career path – even when I got the marks to get into medicine, I still decided I wanted to do science research.

    Parents give good advice, but in the end it is up to you to decide what you’re interested in and what kind of career you want. Do something you love, and something you enjoy!



  1. Wow, thats really lucky 🙂
    Its great to see that you two followed your heart and congratulations.