When I was a little boy, I had two dreams. I either wanted to be a marine biologist and study the Great Barrier Reef, or I wanted to work as a conservationist and study the Mountain Gorillas of East-Central Africa. I used to spend hours watching Jacques Costeau documentaries, which sparked my interest in marine biology. And I used to spend hours and hours reading and re-reading Diane Fossey's biography Gorillas in the Mist, which detailed her pioneering work in studying the mountain gorilla.
I also considered becoming an Indiana Jones-style archaeologist, but I didn't look right in the hat.
When you were little, what you you want to be when you grew up??