Hi! I’m an immunology master’s student at Harvard studying something called graft-versus-host disease – a distressing and debilitating, yet common, side effect of bone marrow transplants. Like some, my childhood was filled with a love for the tranquility of reading and writing, thinking children’s book authors had the best job ever. Like many, this was matched with a fascination for all things science. Who wouldn’t want to work in the field, whether Antarctica or Costa Rica? Or explore the ocean, the world at large, or a miniscule unexplained phenomenon? Or, better yet, be the first to find something that will be life-saving? But there was also a twinge of sadness with the realization that you can spend a career on research that the world will never hear about. I’m exhilarated to write for STAT this summer, and to explore my and the world’s curiosities!