Growing up, I always had the notion that I would be a doctor. It ran in the family: my dad was a dentist, my dad’s father was an M.D. and my mom’s father was a veterinarian. I took Latin in middle school and high school, since that language seemed to be the origin of all medical terms. At some point in high school I realized I didn’t like the sight of blood, and that could be a sticking point in the medical field. I liked math and decided to look at engineering and math majors.