Annie is a biological sciences major at the University of Chicago. Aspired to engage in revolutionary scientific research, she currently works in a genetics lab in the Division of Biological Sciences, the University of Chicago, and is developing a novel protocol in visualizing DNA recombination using fluorescent microscopy. She also leads a student-run synthetic biology research team and competes at the annual International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition. Through her leadership role in the student group GeneHackers and the iGEM team, she gained experiences in setting up and managing scientific research team and honed her leadership and networking skills. She hopes to share her experiences and promote the entrepreneurial spirit to her fellow peers to help them step out of their comfort zones and putting their imagination into practice.