Natasha Burrell is a sophomore majoring in Microbiology with a minor in Spanish on the pre-medicine track. She is a member of the Honors College and an Ambassador for the College of Arts and Sciences. As a first-generation college student, she has great determination to be successful in her career path. Although she has a major in the natural sciences, her research interests are in kinesiology. During her freshman year, she worked in the Department of Kinesiology’s Exercise Physiology Lab. Under the supervision of Dr. Michael Fedewa, she studied the changes in heart rate variability following a concussion in athletes. She presented her findings in the 2017 Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Conference and was declared a winner in her division. She is continuing her undergraduate research in the Exercise Physiology Lab as she pursues her interests in sports medicine. Following graduation, she plans to attend medical school, specializing in Orthopedic Sports Medicine. As an undergraduate research ambassador, she is eager to help students get involved in undergraduate research, studying topics in which they find joy.