Unfortunately I was not able to present at URAD this year, I came down with pneumonia and was in the hospital. My poster however still made it to the event and I had good feedback from faculty and friends.

Now that I am done with my second year of research and reflecting on my experience I have learned so much about perseverance, mentoring and professional conduct. I am going to continue my project into the summer and throughout next year but I will definitely miss being a part of the Research Rookies program. I think my favorite part has been getting to know such a wonderful and diverse group of motivated students.

I want to in closing thank the staff of OSEEL, without all of you none of this would have been possible. You are truly an amazing group of people.

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