Javin Patel is an undergraduate senior at Arizona State University and is a part of the Barrett Honors College. He is pursuing dual degrees at ASU in Biomedical Science and Political Science. Javin is a Phoenix area local and originally from Peoria, Arizona. At ASU, he is a research assistant in the lab of Dr. Laura K.G. Ackerman-Biegasiewicz. He is working on designing catalytic methodologies for the development of sustainable chemistry. After graduation, he hopes to attend medical school to pursue his goal of becoming a physician, and he plans to continue research as part of his career.