I am a roboticist. I am a marine biology student. I am a neuroscientist. I’m an invertebrate paleontologist. I am an entrepreneur. I’m an environmental engineering student…and an empowered woman. It’s a great honor to be a part of this, such a rich society. I was an undergraduate when I was nominated and knowing that there was kind of a scientific community that was there to welcome me was really exciting. I’m going right now to talk to a nuclear physicist. I talked to molecular biologists. We all, surprisingly enough, we…we…have things to say to each other. So when you talk with other people, what they’re doing, how our work can be enhanced by their expertise, I think it adds more value to the outcome of our research. I’m at a government-based chapter. We are a university-based chapter. I am part of a partnership chapter. I’m from an area chapter, which covers multiple institutions and industry. It’s more than a century-old organization with rich traditions in interdisciplinary research. We consider ourselves to be the gold standard of ethics in science. It’s the straightforward. So mentorship of students is very important to me. …that…that you can inspire a young person. It’s important to get young researchers started in their careers with the funding and support from Sigma Xi. It’s a great honor to be a part of this, such a rich society because it presents a lot of opportunities for people like a young faculty like me to network, collaborate, and find research opportunities.