Admin to Developer with focus on the problem being solved. Code is lovely and a necessary evil that brings technical debt, so I avoid it like the plague, if I can. Pre-salesforce, I got a PhD, did pre-clinical trails, virtual lab management, ran the math teaching lab, taught some math, started a non-profit that built a crazy gazebo in michigan and then got a job managing referral testing contracts and pre-clinical and clinical trial lab billing and pricing at a hospital. Innocent enough. But then I was bored and heard about a need for a DBA. Since then, Salesforce has keep me interested. It hits the math and the science!!! I strive for better data AND better user experience. Mostly because better UE leads to better data. And the data in and out is why we all do this, right?