It’s been over a decade since I attended the maths camp that changed my life. Since then, I’ve changed courses and direction more times than I care to remember, but finally settled on economics and computer science. After two years of fulltime teaching economics at Melbourne Uni, I feel as though I’ve come home now that I am doing a Ph.D. in Mathematics. My research involves modelling human behaviour in emergency evacuations. I also work parttime for IBM Research in natural disaster management. I may not know where life will take me next, but I certainly know the events which got me to where I am today; the most influential one being NMSS. I hope that all my fellow NMSS alumni are equally happy with where life has taken them.