I am an undergraduate student at George Fox University pursuing a BS degree in Biology with a minor in Mathematics. My previous research experience includes work in the Piovia-Scott lab at WSUV studying amphibian disease ecology in northern California. Currently, I am interested in behavioral adaptations of hummingbirds in response to increased environmental temperatures in the Powers Research Lab. The opportunity to conduct research in the Powers Research Lab is incredibly important for my development as a scientist, and I am excited for the hard work and rewarding experiences that are to come. In graduate school, I plan to pursue a PhD in a field such as computational biology or systems biology, which will apply my skills in mathematics to solve biological problems.