Stop, Breathe, Reevaluate, Repeat: A Reflection on My CURF Experience

Going into this research project, I definitely overestimated how much time I would have to research everything that I wanted to. I was so excited to examine the role that prejudice and xenophobia played in immigration during times of disease that I tried to take on way more than what was feasible and realistic. Initially,…

My Skill Acquisition

I believe this research expanded my understanding of interdisciplinary research as I see it. With an ultimate career path of becoming a healthcare provider, a more traditional research experience may be in a lab or hospital setting. I have also incorporated the traditional research experiences into my undergraduate career, but I strongly believe in the…

Developing and Understanding My Research Network

Through my research this summer I hope to learn more technical aspects of data coding and collection. Specifically, this summer I am working with my faculty mentor and research team to utilize a software called Dedoose to analyze interviews of alum from the Justice Scholars Program in hopes of finding key data that can lead…

Highlighting the Importance of My Research

When thinking about discussing the importance of my research to a general audience I try to think of what I may have in common with the audience. In general I think about where my audience and I may agree. A book that I always think of in addressing how to communicate something I feel important…