Three New Hampshire cousins convinced Jennifer Allen to enroll in the University of New Hampshire as a freshman in 2011. Born in Philadelphia, Jennifer came a long way that fall from her home in Las Vegas, Nevada. “I’m glad I came,” she said. In her studies Jennifer is combining her major in the biomedical sciences with minors in English and history. These interests led to her summer’s research in the complex development of blood transfusion medicine. Going through seemingly endless entries on the computer screen “made me tired,” she confessed. In the end, however, she was hooked: “I love research.” Jennifer already has further research lined up and plans on applying for a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) for 2013.