In 2008, I graduated with a bachelor of science with an emphasis on cognitive neuroscience and experimental psychology from Bowling Green State University. From there, I continued to take graduate-level courses in statistics, experimental psychology, and neuroscience while I worked as a research assistant and biomedical research technician. A few years later, I accepted a Laboratory Manager position for a neuroscience laboratory affiliated with the Department of Veterans affairs. The inherent complexity of Neuroscience research utilizes bioinformatics, and research studies generate large quantities of bioinformation. Throughout my 10 years as a scientist, my ultimate responsibility was to analyze and model this data to find meaningful patterns and predict future outcomes. My two favorite programs to use are MATLAB (because it's streamlined), and R (because it's open source). Both have their strengths and weaknesses, but both allow me to custom tailor analyses that condense vast arrays of data into meaningful, interpretable results.