What classes do you recommend that I take to better prepare myself for a career such as yours?

I recommend that you take classes in the different sciences — math, physics, chemistry, biology. I know … I wasn't too fond of physics the first time, but I now see how it is applied and important. Besides giving you a solid foundation to pursue more science electives and such in college, you will gain experience in science to determine if this is something that truly interests you. I firmly believe that we should follow a career or have a job we like and are happy doing. Life is too short not to enjoy what we do day-to-day.