I am finishing my second year of study at Penn State University. I am orienting my education around Chemical Synthesis and Mathematics, while focusing the majority of my research in building a strong skills background in microbiology. I plan on attending graduate school in Systems Biology, where I can combine my knowledge, and focus on intracellular chemical synthesis. Some of my other interests include playing soccer, going to the gym, mentoring, and film making. I am especially interested in the general publics view of scientific research, particularly in bioengineering, and the factors that weigh into that view.