Sofia Gomez is a junior studying Developmental and Cell Biology along with Spanish and German as minors. She is conducting research in the Slusarski Lab within the Department of Biology. In her lab, she studies the interaction between Smarcc1a (chromatin remodeling complex) and one of the proteins coded by the gene BBS6 (stands for Bardet-Biedl Syndrome) in the hearts and eyes of zebrafish. As a Latham Fellow, she hopes to increase the engagement of historically excluded groups in STEM, groups like BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and disabled people. She enjoys reading, painting, walking, and learning new languages.