I am currently a second year master’s student at George Washington University purusing my degree in Public Health Microbiology and Emerging Infectious Diseases. I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Loyola University Maryland in 2014. After graduation, I was a research technician at L. F. Lambert Spawn Co. participating in a fungal breeding project. I am now a student researcher at the Biomedical Research Institute focusing on bacterial UTI and schistosomiasis research. I am hopeful that this project will lead to expanded treatment options for this debilitating disease that affects some of the world’s most vulnerable populations.