February 18, 2020
When sharing my background, I always start with the facts. “I have over 5 years of material science research experience in school, and I graduated from Northwestern University with a master’s degree.” You might subconsciously think that’s the end of the story - that my career path is outlined already. Nevertheless, it has been amazing to see people’s reactions when I proudly tell them that I left the engineering life in order to succeed in B2B/B2C sales and that I now devote my full passion to the startup industry. Yes, I made the risky decision to let go of my years of persistence in R&D and took a new journey to discover my potential. However, great things never come from the comfort zone.