I grew up on a farm in East Texas, a part of the US that didn’t always think a lot about becoming scientists. The people there are more concerned with taking care of their families, keeping the cows and crops safe, and the oil flowing. These are all great things to dedicate your life toward doing, but usually that didn’t leave time for a lot of science.
So sadly, no. I’m the only scientist from among the friends I had as a kid. However, that just goes to show you that a scientist can come from absolutely anywhere!
I know a few people that I grew up with that became doctors or nurses. Only one of my close friends from childhood became a scientist. It is really cool to talk about the science we each do and compare lab life. Someday we hope to work together on a project!