A hammer is a nice tool for some things, but if you use it to fix a window you might not get the intended result. I keep a scientific approach to most things and my interdisciplinary background helps me find the right tool for the right task.
My road to software testing was far from straight, but throughout studies of IT security, system administration, environment, anthropology and journalism one thing has always been at the core: studying vulnerabilities, and fixing them.
I think both inside and outside of the box. Standards and checklists help with organization and systematization of product development. But a standard must always be set in a context, and is only efficient when continuously tweaked.
Some people regard the word “nerd” as negative. I don’t. Nerdism is a real superpower, it gives a person the stamina to skeptically interrogate a subject again and again. I’m a nerd about the GDPR, user security, business continuity and process. On my spare time I nerd about space, cyborgs, cognition, music, and long distance training.