Vinisha is a third-year undergraduate student studying Neuroscience and Spanish for the Health Professions on the pre-med track at TCU. While initially joining the first tier of SOAR lab in the fall of 2021, she decided she wanted to get more involved in the IBR’s work. She joined the IBR as an undergraduate research assistant in the Spring of 2022 and began working as a student intern in the spring of 2023. With a grant awarded by the John V. Roach Honors College in Spring of 2023, Vinisha is developing a project working to address barriers that the substance use recovery population faces. While working at the IBR, Vinisha hopes to learn and experience as much as she can in the field of public health research to prepare her for a career in medicine.