I am a rising junior studying biology and applied mathematics. The interdisciplinary nature of our project appeals to my desire to blend my interests. I believe the intersection of disciplines is a great source for innovation. I became interested in science and research at a young age. One of my childhood memories is of constructing a zoo for my dolls to attend, even doing the research to write placards for each animal exhibit. My continued interest in constructing and designing things has driven me to pursue a career in bioengineering. Eventually I see myself researching evolutionarily optimized biological structures so that their design can be replicated when engineering biological and non-biological structures. Outside of the lab, I spend my time tutoring elementary students, watching movies, and playing volleyball.