Alison Jeffrey, a senior from Lincoln, Rhode Island is a biomedical science major concentrating in medical and veterinary sciences. A member of the University Honors Program, Alison will graduate from the University of New Hampshire in May 2017 with a bachelor of science degree. After graduation, Alison will attend veterinary school with the long-term goal of practicing wildlife and zoo medicine. Alison “thoroughly enjoyed” her International Research Opportunities Program (IROP) project during the summer of 2016 and describes her time living in South Africa as “beyond amazing.” Highlights of her project included making “so many unexpected friendships and connections throughout the whole process” and gaining “the tools to learn more about the behaviors of all types of species.” Alison incorporated her research into her honors thesis and enjoyed the opportunity to write for Inquiry, where she could share experiences beyond the formal research. Alison looks forward to presenting her research at the Undergraduate Research Conference at the University of New Hampshire and at the Posters on the Hill conference in Washington, DC.