Donna Xia is a junior from Tuscaloosa, Ala., majoring in Chemical Engineering on the pre-med track and a member of the Randall Research Scholars Program. Currently, she conducts environmental computational chemistry research under Dr. David A. Dixon, Robert Ramsay Professor of Chemistry. Previously, she has conducted systems biology-guided metabolic engineering research in Dr. Margaret X. Liu’s lab (formerly at The University of Alabama, currently at The University of Alabama-Birmingham), biomechanical engineering research in Dr. Lakeisha Williams' lab at Mississippi State University, and computational skin lipid self-assembly research under Dr. Clare McCabe, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Engineering at Vanderbilt University. After graduation, she hopes to earn an advanced degree that combines computational research with healthcare. As a research ambassador, Donna hopes to encourage others to pursue any research topics that sound interesting or intriguing.