My name is Sara Abdelmageed and I am a PhD student with the math department. I am at UTK as part of the PEER program. I have moved from NJ after completing my B.S with a double major in Mathematics and Biology at Ursinus College. I am interested in going into math biology research, specifically mathematical modeling of infectious diseases and epidemiology studies. I have previously done research, modeling and conducting sensitivity analysis on Vancomycin Resistant Enterococci, in order to see which factors are most influential when it comes to preventing an epidemic.