Hello! My name is Sofiia Skrypkar and I am from Tennessee. I love to play piano, watch documentaries, and spend time with my friends and family. When I was six, my family and I immigrated from Ukraine. Being an immigrant myself, I have always had an interest in learning about different immigrant experiences. This desire to learn more about a variety of immigrant backgrounds inspired my research and led to me to fall in love with the scientific research process. To me, scientific research is about looking deeper into the workings of our world and learning how we could make it a better place.