My research appetite has enabled me to explore numerous facets of biology, from evolution to developmental and cell biology. While doing so, I have enjoyed working with different animals like fruit flies, lizards, frogs, and mice. Being a scientist has taught me to approach any problem with an analytical mind, where I can ask questions and look for solutions by observing or experimenting. The empirical and scientific engagement courses in the New College Curriculum provide students with a similar experience but on a smaller scale. These courses will invite students to learn strategies to think like scientists. I firmly believe that seeing how the process of science works will enable students to deal with broader social issues and learn more about themselves.