Author Michelle Nanney’s career path has never been a straight line—it has had a lot of zigs and zags. However, it has always provided her with a series of opportunities for different positions in a variety of industries. Following different paths from Point A to Point B has allowed her to apply skills from one industry—to learn fresh new perspectives in another. The bumps, bruises and experiences each unfold their own lessons. Nanney is an IEEE Senior Member. She holds a B.S. in Bioengineering from Texas A&M University, as well as an MBA and an M.S. in Strategic Management at Kelly School of Business at Indiana University.