My name is Erin Smith, I am from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and I am a sophomore studying Biomedical Sciences at the University of Iowa with the goal of attending medical school in the future. I have been an undergraduate researcher in Professor Bin He’s Gene Regulatory Evolution Lab since the fall of 2019. Outside of school and research, I am a member of Chi Omega Sorority and Women in Science and Engineering. In my free time, I enjoy fitness, music, and trying new foods. I am excited to learn more about effective science communication and community outreach during my time as a Latham fellow!