My name is Lindsey Holmen and I am a senior studying chemistry at the University of Arizona. I am involved with the department of Chemistry and Biochemistry’s ambassador and mentor program. I have worked for Dr. Henry Hall and am currently working for Dr. Jeffrey Pyun as an undergraduate researcher both in the subject of synthetic polymerization chemistry. In my first experience, I was in the process of synthesizing cyclic lactones from an original compound. My current project involves the synthesis of new organic copolymers for use of nanoparticles. When I graduate in 2019, I hope to use my experiences in my research lab, as well as my education, to contribute to the field of chemistry in the best way possible.