Ms. Sophia Thao is a current graduate student at California State University, Chico. She previously graduated from the same institution with a BS in Cellular and Molecular Biology where she worked for the research group under Dr. Dave Keller. Now she’s working on her MS degree in Biology with Dr. Kris Blee as her academic advisor. She currently works as a peer mentor for undergraduate students who wish to pursue graduate school. She hopes to continue working in research at the industry level.