The 1998 film Sliding Doors follows the parallel lives of a woman, played by Gwyneth Paltrow, which hinge on the small circumstance of catching a train or not. Katie Hecker Scheid ’86 describes it as the movie that best represents her life due to the chance meetings that have set her on her life path. She “love[s] the sheer chance of life and the mystery of what might happen next” and credits her time at Laurel and a liberal arts education for instilling confidence to seize new opportunities as they come! From playing in bands and working in the European music industry to a long career in visual effects for films such as The Big Lebowski and The Lord of the Rings, Katie is always up for a new adventure. Her biggest adventure these days is raising her daughter in New Zealand! Read on to follow Katie on her journey from Lyman Circle and around the world.