Monika Garcia is a local graduate of Riverside Poly HIgh school. She is currently pursuing her BS in Biological Sciences and is an Undergraduate Research Assistant in Dr. Martins Green’s laboratory. She is currently an officer in both Golden Key Honor Society and Student Homeless Aid Relief Project and has completed her lower divisional honors. She has been working with Sandeep for the last 2 years and will continue to assist him with these experiments. This work will not only contribute to her education but will also be part of her UCR Honors Program thesis.