My name is Allison Delgado and I have been a member of the Dehyn Lab for about a year now. I just finished my undergraduate degree at UCSD in Environmental Biology and Earth Science. In lab, I work very closely with Mary Ann Hawke on our pollen adhesion project. We are trying to understand the phenomenon of various types of pollen (7 types: olive, pecan, poplar, ragweed, sunflower, dandelion, and kentucky bluegrass) adhesing to various surfaces such as glass, polystyrene, surfasil, etc. We use a flow chamber with water and air at a multitude of speeds (mL/min) to identify the percentage of coverage from start to finish. We are hoping to understand the forces that are happening between the pollen and different surface textures when adhesion occurs. I played water polo for the UCSD Women's Water Polo Team all four years and continue to stay active with yoga and kayaking in the La Jolla Cove. I also enjoy journaling and painting in my spare time.