I am a Junior Biology major at George Fox University. This will be my first experience working full-time in research and I am excited for the opportunity. I will be studying the use of perching microclimates by hummingbirds in warm ambient temperatures at the Southwestern Research Station in the Chiricahua Mountains of southeastern Arizona. I am excited to be part of the Powers Lab because it will be a critical part of my preparation for graduate school. Once finished with my BS degree I plan to pursue a Ph.D. in ecology or related field, and oversee my own research program.