When you were 17, what did you want to be?
I'm not sure I had a really clear idea of what I wanted to be. I knew I wanted to be in some kind of successful job. I wanted to be in a white-collar business, because my parents never came close to that. I wanted to wear a suit and tie. That was always the image of success that I learned from television, from commercials and movies, from watching my friends' parents who had engineering jobs or business jobs. So I knew I wanted to do something like that. And I thought it was probably going to be in some type of technology. I always had a predilection for science and math. I would sit in French class in high school, working on my chemistry homework. But I really didn't know what I wanted to do.