My life has been a series of twists and turns, but the catalyst for my interest in research had to be my experience managing my own sonís diabetes. He was diagnosed at a very young age, but it wasnít until he began Kindergarten that I realized the shortfalls of the available technology. I spent two years attending elementary school with him on a daily basis in order to manage his blood glucose levels. Through the extreme generosity of friends, my son was gifted a continuous glucose monitor (CGM), as well as the associated necessary supplies. They also introduced us to the Nightscout Foundation, a fierce group of parents who realized the potential of diabetic technology to create a system that was not yet on the market. This system they created hacked into our new CGM and uploaded the data to a website, allowing me to monitor my son from the cloud. I resolved to do everything in my power to pay it forward and develop better technology to improve his life, and thus I returned to school to study biomedical engineering.