My name is Sean Lansey and I am a graduating senior at the University of Arizona. I currently work in Dr. Henry Hall’s research group focusing on chemical kinetics and the synthesis of monomers and polymers via reactions between electron rich and electron poor alkenes. My project as part of his group has involved creating a new monomer using newly synthesized alkenes. I have encountered many difficulties and successes in my experiments, which has only furthered my appreciation for the research process. I hope to continue doing research after I graduate.