Hello, my name is Jacqueline Larson and I am currently a junior majoring in Public Health with a minor in Studio Art. In high school, I had a lot of fun planning and participating in community events in my hometown Nogales, Arizona. I designed and helped paint a mural in a newly built community center in Winchester Heights, and collaborated with the local art gallery at an event my high school healthcare club hosted that’s purpose was to improve communication between teens and their parents. Through this, I realized that I wanted to pursue a career in which I would help improve the lives of others and that art expression is a way to bring a community together, so my goal is to be able to combine my love for art with public health. I joined UBRP in the summer of 2022 and it has been an adventure of being exposed to and learning many different things. I am part of EHS-TRUE and joined Dr. Beamer’s lab focusing on her EPA Soil and Dust Ingestion in children study where we complete surveys with parents of children between the ages of 6 months to 6 years to determine how much soil and dust is ingested during children’s natural play. We also complete in-house visits where we set up audio and visual recording for the child’s natural playtime and then we also collect an initial and final hand rinse, dust samples, vacuum sock sample, soil samples, and hand tracing to measure the surface area of the child’s hands. I am also working on my own project of finding a standardized mouth surface area among adults. In my free time I enjoy reading fictional books, watching movies, and spending time with loved ones.