I am a sophomore, planning to major in Biology with a concentration in Molecular and Cellular Biology and minor in Statistics and Chemistry. I am a writer for the PennScience journal, a Lab Assistant in the Department of Pathology at the Perelman School of Medicine, and a peer advisor for incoming freshmen students. I am very interested in biological research and have been involved in projects in Gastroenterology, Cardiology, and Pathology. The Integrated Studies Program was a wonderful way to begin my journey at Penn. The program challenged me intellectually and surrounded me with curious students who helped me think outside the box. The small group-setting of weekly seminars and the professors were integral to improving my writing style and getting me to think in creative ways. ISP also introduced me to new classes, sparking my interest in diverse topics.