This summer I spent a lot of time focusing on my future in chemistry. I worked for Dr. Kohler’s group doing literature research on UVA photo degradation of eumelanin in hopes of beginning a new project within the group from mid-May to late-July. I returned to the lab in late July to continue my research on the disassembly of polydopamine, a project I have been working on since November 2019. Further, I began looking into graduate schools and internship opportunities for the future during my free time this summer. I began pursuing opportunities to expand my knowledge in chemistry. I also briefly participated in a free online “Principles of Biochemistry” course by Harvard University offered through edX. I did not finish the course, as my research took priority of my time, but I learned a lot of interesting content.