A piece of meaningful encouragement can change the course of your life. Just ask Booz Allen Analytics Leader Lauren Neal. “If you have someone in your life who inspires you or believes in you, that’s sometimes all you need,” says Lauren.
As a college student studying electrical engineering, Lauren had never considered getting a Ph.D. However, one conversation with a professor changed the course of her life. It set her on a path to pursue a doctoral program in biomedical engineering from Johns Hopkins University where she studied how the brain processes sensory information. “I never thought I would get a Ph.D.,” Lauren says. “It’s been this great journey where one thing has followed another.”