Research is about asking questions to discover the 'whys' of the world. That’s what draws me to this profession. My mother claims I started very early in life – asking question after question to strangers in grocery stores, parks and other places. Professionally, I started as a newspaper reporter and editor. But, while journalists can ask questions, they can make no inferences; their objective is to report. With research, we ask questions with the intent to make inferences and eventually, solve problems and discover the 'whys' of the world. That’s what makes this profession so gratifying."
– Sandra Bauman, Ph.D.