My short-term goal is to attend medical school to specialize in psychiatry with subspecialty training in psychosomatic medicine and/or addiction medicine. I hope to utilize my future credentials to aid the underserved community by educating them about mental health, preventative health care, and to provide free health care services by being a proctor for a free health clinic. Research has given me the opportunity to understand how and why Alzheimer’s disease occurs, which will be of use when I am a clinician in the future. In terms of how the research lab helped prepare me to meet my goals, I would like to highlight a life lesson that I learned in the lab. Research is more than learning about scientific knowledge, learning how to run specific experiments, and it is more than the outcome. To me, this research lab taught me a lot about how to overcome failure. Failing is something most people fear, but in research experiments, it occurs all the time. Sometimes it is your fault, sometimes it is the design of the experiment, and sometimes it is the equipment that we have, but at the end of the day, no matter how many times I failed or messed up, I had to learn how to keep my head up high and move on. This gave me the opportunity to understand that, in life, it is not always what happens to you, but rather what you do about it that matters most.