Yesterday, I said good bye to Iowa and hello to Chicago for the next five years. I originally was accepted into the Integrated Biomedical Sciences Master's program at rush, but about a month ago I was bumped into the PhD program. I am so excited to jump right into my dream PhD program while living in an awesome city. I want to thank so many people: my friends and family were endlessly supportive; Cornell College and my professors provided me valuable skills and experiences; My managers and coworkers at IDT gave me the edge to stand out as a candidate; And of course, reggie_g3 was my rock this last year (with the little reward that now we live in the same city (finally) ❤️). Thanks again to everyone! I'm blessed to have the network and support system that brought me to where I am today. I'm so excited to start my next adventure at Rush University!!