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Hello! My name is Tamara Lee and I am a senior majoring in Biology with a track in Marine and Aquatic Biology and this will be my second year as a mentor. I graduated from Newsome High School in Lithia, Florida in 2016. So far my favorite class in college has been Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy with Frank. This class is a rigorous course, but Frank made it very enjoyable. Learning about the evolution of vertebrate anatomy and being able to identify parts of animals was so much fun. I have also had the privilege of working with the UCF Marine Turtle Research Group during the summer 2018 and during the summer of 2019 I will do research with the University of Notre Dame. I decided to get involved with GEMS my freshman year because I thought it would be a great way to make friends and I was not wrong. I also realized that it is a great way to get ahead in your field. GEMS offers many ways that you can advance your career and one of my favorite things they help with is networking. GEMS holds many networking events with people of different fields and it is a great way to learn more about your field and many others. I wanted to become a GEMS mentor because my mentor helped me so much my freshman year and I can’t wait to help you, so don’t be afraid to ask me anything, I am here for you. One piece of advice is that you should enjoy your time at college, these four years will go by fast and if you do not take time to stop and enjoy college life you will regret it.