My time in the Lombroso lab provided me with the foundation for my career in the life sciences. Dr. Lombroso immediately allows members of his lab to contribute their ideas regardless of their degree or experience. The atmosphere in the lab provided an incredible amount of learning opportunities as people of different ages, cultures and levels of experience all collaborated. I acquired a diverse range of skills from my time there that helped me land a job at a Biotechnology company and I use to this day in my current position selling life science research equiptment. The freedom and independence that Dr. Lombroso afforded me during my time in the lab were instrumental in my growth not only as a scientist, but as a person entering the job market.