I’m an undergraduate ecology major at the California State University, Northridge. This year marks my first year in research through the CSUN BUILD PODER lab. I’ve been interested in exploring different research areas within biology and ecology and I was able to do that during my START summer internship in the Deheyn lab. My research in the Deheyn lab investigates the conditions necessary to degrade Polylactic Acid in anaerobic and marine environments. I’m interested in exploring the different research areas in ecology. I’m still trying to refine my research interest but I had a lot of fun exploring new topics and ideas in their lab.