Throughout the last year I have been able to apply the criminological, psychological, and statistical theories that I have been learning in class to the actual work and data that the 3D Lab has been generating. I’ve used the measures in interviews, studied the data that is generated, and run statistical analyses on it. Seeing first-hand the implications of the research that we are conducting allows me see how best to apply my analytical and critical skills at work and how to better refine them. I haven’t limited my research experience here at UCI just to working in a lab; I also participated in the Summer Academic Research Program last summer. I did this to push my limits further and to augment my education and training. Research can be gained through many experiences but it is imperative that one seek out and accomplish any and all opportunities.