I want to thank LabRoots for providing this scholarship and a learning community. I am greatly honored to be the recipient in support of my PhD project. I have learned much of science relies on collaboration and mentorship. I still have much to learn from my current mentors and am grateful to have the opportunity for further development. I am hopeful to continue facilitating dialogue with volunteers, undergraduate students, graduate students, post-doctoral scholars, visiting fellows, and employees at the Weil Institute, Virginia Commonwealth University, and scientific meetings I am able to attend as part of my training.