I ❤ data and the scientific method.
Those two started me on the data science path. I went the traditional way and obtained an MSc, where was lucky enough to work on some of the most complex issues in analysing next generation sequencing data. At some point I realised that genomes are not that different from clicks and dove into new and challenging areas. I also managed to learn how to mentor people and build a successful team - I ❤ that too.