I am an undergraduate student at the University of California, San Diego studying Electrical Engineering and Photography. I am a P1 scholar in the Pathways to STEM Program. I am interested in research involving imaging and image processing. In the Deheyn lab, I will be continuing to conduct research on the adhesive holding pads of the Ficus vine, better understanding its adhesion, structure, and function for inspiration in developing engineered adhesives in the future. Overall, I am excited to be out in the field taking photos of the mechanisms that nature has engineered.