In this episode, I speak with Thomas Lentz, Scientific Instructional Designer at Promega Corporation, a supplier of reagents and instrumentation for life science research. Growing up, Thomas had a strong interest the natural world, and, while an undergraduate at Texas A&M, discovered that he really enjoyed molecular biology and virology. He continued following these interests while a graduate student at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and assumed he would eventually do research as a university professor. However, as he learned more about the academic research path while a postdoctoral fellow, his focus shifted to teaching, which ultimately led to his current position in industry. We’ll talk about how his career journey unfolded and of course find out about what his job is like.