I aspire to earn my Master of Arts in Teaching and become an elementary school teacher. Being involved in research has fed my academic plans as well as the research interests Iím looking forward to pursuing in graduate study. Because technology is being increasingly used in the classroom, even at the elementary level, working on IVLE has helped me gain great insight on the impacts of virtual learning on studentsí attitudes, performances, and even on instruction processes. I am also very passionate about science education. After receiving a State Seal of Biliteracy in Spanish and taking UCIís first two Biology classes for biology majors, general chemistry sequence, and classical physics sequence at California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) while in high school, I encountered the perfect way to combine those two interests. Working on Dr. Hosun Kangís Hellman Project has allowed me the opportunities to film Professional Development STEM teaching workshops, transcribe teacher interviews, and discuss articles about Professional Learning Communities and studentsí identities in science, including those who are under-represented. Especially since many elementary school teachers express discomfort in teaching science, these experiences have helped me gain valuable knowledge that I can apply throughout my career as a teacher.