Tri Ngoc Dong is a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow. Tri is a graduating senior in Pharmaceutical Sciences. At UCI, he studies the epigenetic mechanisms underlying experience-mediated learning in Dr. Marcelo Wood’s lab. In the fall, Tri will attend a doctoral program in Neuroscience to continue studying the brain. Through his research, he hopes to motivate more students from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds to participate in science.