I graduated from Michigan State University over a decade ago and have focused my experiences towards companies that strive to make a difference in healthcare or the environment, through biotechnology. Early in my career, I enjoyed the research and the feeling that I was making an impact, but as I devoted myself to the laboratory, I found that my success on the bench-top was not always a success for the business. I wasn't sure what kind of impact I was making. After experiences in lung disease research, yeast derived biofuels and pharmaceutical process development, I found myself working in livestock genetic testing. I transitioned into a management role, where the mission is clear and the impact on the animal industry is exciting.