• Question: if you hadnt of been a scientist, what would you have been?

    Asked by emilywest to Jo, Gioia, Iain, Leo, Mariam on 19 Jun 2010 in Categories: . This question was also asked by alicejoanna97, agent001, kannah.
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      Joanna Watson answered on 13 Jun 2010:

      To be honest, I’m not sure what I would have been.

      I really like music, and for a while after I left university I thought that it would be great to be in A&R for a record label so that I could go to lots of gigs and listen to demos all day – and then get to decide which bands would get a record contract.

      I worked for a marketing agency for a little while, and I thought it would be good fun to work in advertising. I also like animals a lot (especially horses), so I might have ended up being a riding instructor or something like that.

      I’m glad that I’ve become a scientist though!!! It’s great to go to work every day knowing that you might find out something that will help other people.

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      Mariam Orme answered on 18 Jun 2010:

      For a while I was thinking about being a medical doctor, and I vaguely considered being a lawyer too.

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      Leo Garcia answered on 19 Jun 2010:

      I thought about going into music production – but I am very pleased that I am a scientist. I like doing science talks on the side, too, because I think it’s very important.

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      Iain Moal answered on 19 Jun 2010:

      I would have loved to be a musician. I was in a heavy metal band when I was younger and I loved it. Failing that, I would be a chef. I really like cooking good food, and I really enjoy cooking for friends and family.