I have been most surprised by just how many different pathways and applications of science there are. At university, the possibilities of what to study are endless. I was able to combine an old passion (forensics) with a new one (pharmacology). After graduating, I joined Oritain: a company that applies forensic science techniques on a commercial scale to scientifically verify the origin of products and promote traceability without relying on packaging.
Before this, I would never have guessed that I would one day be using science to solve real-life commercial problems!