As a PREP scholar at UAB, so many opportunities were presented my way that I made sure to take advantage of. Within one year as a PREP scholar, I was able to take graduate level courses that prepared me for my graduated courses taken as a PhD student currently at The Pennsylvania State University. In addition, PREP provided me with all the materials needed to prepare me for the GRE. I had a pleasure of working with one of the top Principal Investigators in Free Radical Biology in addition to enhancing my research skills. As a UAB PREP scholar, I had the privilege of presenting my research project at conferences and forums as well as networking with other professionals in my field of study. It was amazing to meet other students within the program that are as passionate about science and research as I am. I would not trade this experience for the world.