I am from a small town in southern Illinois called Carterville. I come from a large family with 4 sisters and 3 brothers. One of my brothers, is a twin and we were super competitive throughout high school in not only sports, but school as well. I started getting interested in science more or less when I first took chemistry 1 in Mrs.Osborn's class. I started to ask myself where I could go with my love for the sciences and stlcop ended up being the perfect place for me.