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  • I graduated from the Mississippi State University with a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences and a minor in Spanish. As a Research Assistant in the Department of Biological Sciences I recorded the effects of sound pollution on grasshoppers and monitored the relationship between aphids and lady beetles. I also recorded and analyzed carbon dioxide, surveyed the number of aphids on bean plants, and grew fava bean plants for experiements. I have also worked as a Research Assistant in the Department of Biochemistry, molecular Biology, Entomology, and Plant Pathology in the genomic research of Tawny Crazy Ants. Insects are a gerat indicator of how an environmental system is working, and I believe that it is important to explore and research these organisms to understand the various factors that can affect our local ecosystems and to propose solutions to environmental problems. I will be a attending a biological master's program in the fall. I look forward to contributing to my field not just in North America, but exercising my Spanish to contribute in South America or the Caribbean as well.