I became a professional through my volunteer activities on this site, which has led to me taking a more active role in my own office. I have become more recognized as a go-to person, largely because I have taken on roles outside the office and am more confident in my own worth. I have also taken more “risks” than I would have otherwise, such as contributing articles to other sites, starting discussions IRL and online around best practices and developing my own tools to bring to the team.