Was homeless at 19 years old, am 23 now and will be doing cancer research at one of the best laboratories in the world. AMA
Hope this can inspire someone. By the way young scientists are HUGE redditors. Working in a lab is how I got into reddit.
If you're reading this Hi Chris and David!
If you want the quick summary of how I transitioned: http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/1dn5q6/was_homeless_at_19_years_old_am_23_now_and_will/c9s80rp
and thanks for the reddit gold.