Gabriela Berigan is a senior with a double degree, majoring in Chemistry (with honors) and Spanish at the University of Arizona. She is currently in Dr. Aspinwall’s research lab where her thesis is exploring new approaches to prepare radioisotope responsive nanoparticles. Specifically, the research focuses on ways to develop a synthetic method that would covalently attach a dye onto a polystyrene core, to provide greater detection sensitivity for analyzing biological systems. She is also CBC Ambassador and CBC peer mentor. After graduation, Gabriela will attend law school in fall 2020 at Arizona State University to practice Intellectual Property to combine both analytical and legal skills.