• Question: Did you always want to be scientist?

    Asked by 964furk43 to Chris, Joanne, Kathryn, Kieran, Sarah on 14 Nov 2017.
    • Photo: Kathryn Schoenrock

      Kathryn Schoenrock answered on 14 Nov 2017:

      I think the first job I wanted was president of the USA. But i changed my mind quickly when I realised you had to deal with war and other unpleasant political things- so I focused on sciences.

    • Photo: Sarah Guerin

      Sarah Guerin answered on 14 Nov 2017:

      No, I went through lots of phases- vet, writer, doctor…. but I always really enjoyed science and really started to love it in college.

    • Photo: Joanne Duffy

      Joanne Duffy answered on 14 Nov 2017:

      Nope! I wanted to be some sort of musician for a long time, and I also really wanted to open my own cake shop! I didn’t come around to science until I was about 17 or so. I took a science subject for leaving cert because I was told it was a good idea, and fell in love with it!

    • Photo: Chris Werner

      Chris Werner answered on 14 Nov 2017:

      Mostly yes. I set out with a real interest in the power of the planet, particularly volcanoes and earthquakes. Technically those are still in the science domain, so in that sense yes, I always wanted to be a scientist.