I entered into school with the hope and dream of someday entering into the information security industry. I obtained a Bachelors of Science in Information Assurance with a focus on Network Security from Eastern Michigan University in December 2010. During my time there I walked into every class absorbing every bit of information I could, then I went home and set up my own environments to play with. My career goal was penetration testing. It didn’t start that way, but listening to all the podcasts from industry leaders like Space Rogue, Chris Nickerson, and Paul Asadoorian helped inspire me to seriously examine this role as a career. With every NotACon, HOPE, DEFCON, and BSides that I attended I became more certain that this was in fact the life for me. So I went to my advisors and asked them how to get to point B and began a somewhat accurate path towards that end.