Howdy! My name is Lesley Villafuerte, and I am an English major with a minor in sociology from Crosby, Texas, and my interests include art, embroidery, and reading. I have always wanted to know the "why?", "what?" and "how?" for everything. My growing curiosity led to my interest in critical thinking and analysis in research, and I wanted to understand how literature can contribute to the public, and as a first-generation college student, I did not know how to. I then discovered that research is the key, and I wanted to learn more about what research was and how it is related to finding answers to questions, which led me to Explorations. Explorations allows me to know more about students who are just as curious as I am and see what exactly goes on in undergraduate research and let me be a part of it. I hope that throughout my time in Explorations, I can learn about the foundations of research to help the start of my career in research and curiosity.