I graduated from a fancy college in 2003 with a fancy degree in Ancient European History. Armed with far better than average knowledge of ancient Roman marriage and views on sexuality, I ventured out into the world and got a data entry temp job. Then I ended up in Marketing, because, let’s be honest, I had nowhere else to go.
Eventually I found my way into lead generation (both B2B and B2C), and that’s what I convinced myself was my professional passion. It’s a little weird, but it ended up being the place where I found practical applications for the math I learned in junior high and high school: this particular corner of the marketing world seemed to need more people who were reasonably good at math, but not so good at math that they were considered good enough to work in BI, Analytics, etc., and that turned out to be me!