I graduated college in 2008 with a degree in Psychobiology and no desire to continue working on labs, or with lab partners, so I found a job in public relations where I performed a wide range of tasks from event planning to government contract management to dog walking. I liked it, but quickly realized I was not cut out for the social aspect the job required. In other words, I couldn’t handle my liquor at office functions and the hangovers, THE HANGOVERS, were killer. So, I did some reflecting and realized maybe I was meant to be in the lab afterall. It was always so quiet there and the only alcohol in site would never be used to make martinis. I applied for a few positions and landed one in a brand new histology lab. I know what you may be thinking. Before the interview, I didn’t know what Histology was either. As it turns out, histotechs are the middle men (and women) between a biopsy and a slide used for diagnosis by a pathologist. Histotechs measure, dissect, process, embed, cut, and stain slides of tissue taken from any and all parts of the human body. It was different than anything I had ever done in a lab in college (no drosophila in site!) and I was paired with the best mentor anyone could ask for. Seven years and a few successful labs later I am now a certified histotechnologist on the road to getting my MBA in healthcare management. Back in 2008 I would have never expected to be sitting here next to an immunohistochemistry stainer with a hint of formaldehyde mixed with xylene in the air, but now I cannot picture myself anywhere else!