I am an undergraduate student at LSU majoring in pre-veterinary medicine. My past experiences mostly involve working with veterinarians, but I have also done research on identification of Louisiana fish species using morphology and DNA barcoding. My lab experience also includes building phylogenetic trees as well as working with graduate students to come up with a vaccine for certain strains of Salmonella. I stumbled across the Lord Lab through an entomology course at LSU. Under Dr. Lord's guidance, I am designing a research project to look further into the color of jewel beetles. In doing so, I am hoping to learn comparative anatomy and additional skills that will prepare me for a future career in veterinary pathology.