I entered into The Jackson Laboratory as an animal care technician, where I worked in production in AX-27 for almost five years. I am currently in college to get my bachelors in biology and hopefully go on to attend graduate school. I applied to the Serreze lab in hopes of expanding my knowledge in what the research side of the lab does. I have no research background or a bachelors degree yet in any science, and Dr. Serreze offered me the research technologist job where Harry the lab manager has taken me under his wing and so far has taught me a lot. I have much more to learn and am excited to learn about type one diabetes and the effects that it does to the immune system.