As part of the Biostatistics training program, this quarterly event offers the opportunity to explore different aspects of the professional life of a statistician. This quarter, we have the pleasure of having Julia Salzman sharing her experience. Julia Salzman has a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Princeton (2002) and a PhD in statistics from our department (2007), where she worked with Persi Diaconis on ``Spectral analysis with Markov Chains.'' In her words, "many fields in biology are beginning to rely on huge data sets to generate and test hypotheses. Statistics and statisticians, are integral to this process. I will describe my experience working as a statistician, learning molecular biology after my PhD and some of the challenges in and fun provided by doing interdisciplinary research."