Before coming to UBC, I had my sights set on becoming a medical doctor. Learning more about the education system in Canada flung that dream further from grasp, but exposed me to a potentially more impact-ful avenue. Research, if done right, has the ability to change history, and improve more lives than a single doctor ever could. The microbiology and immunology program at UBC proffered to me a much-needed kick start to a career path in which I have a real chance to leave a positive mark on the world forever.   Hopefully you will enjoy this journey with me.