My name is Jessica Erickson and I am an Honors College Freshman at Washington State University. I grew up in Kuna, Idaho just outside of Boise, where I developed an interest in physical sciences and the world around me through a variety of engineering related projects. Currently, I am pursuing a BS in Material Science and Engineering and working in the NOME Materials Laboratory under Dr. John McCloy. During my undergraduate career I plan to continue doing research to support my overall educational experience. In my free time I enjoy running, hiking, playing the violin, and spending time with my family.