It was the middle of winter quarter of my freshman year when I
realized that I should start taking steps to accomplish my goals.
I came to UCI to do research and it was time for me to start. The
first logical step was to look for a program that would assist me
in finding research. After a short time, I was accepted into the
Minority Biomedical Research Support program, and started the task
of looking for a professor to do research with. I looked at several
different faculty members to see what kind of research they were
conducting, and came across Professor Jay Calvert M.D. As I was
interested in the kind of research he was conducting, I set up an
interview with him and was fortunate enough to be given the opportunity
to be part of his research team. That same summer I was able to
start my research career.