During my undergraduate years at UC Santa Barbara, I contributed to several cell biology projects in Dr. Zach Ma’s lab. Upon graduating with a B.S. in pharmacology in 2018, I joined Dr. Thomas Rando’s lab at Stanford. Over the course of four years, I contributed to and completed several projects in the fields of muscle stem cell and aging biology. Since June 2022, I have been working at Arcus Biosciences, where I have been contributing to the development of small molecules to treat cancer. Through these experiences, I have developed confidence in my skills as a researcher, and I look forward to using and expanding upon them as a graduate student.