Dianna Huisman is a an undergraduate Biology and Biochemistry double major at the University of Northern Iowa from Osage,IA. She is currently a Junior and set to graduate May 2018. After graduation Dianna plans to seek a Ph.D. in Genetics with research concentrated on cancer research. Dianna joined the McNair Scholars Program to gain research experience in her field that is not typically so easily and readily available. Dianna is currently employed in the biology program at UNI. Her interests and hobbies include running marathons, ballroom dancing, and playing the flute. She is devoted to graduate with honors and help change the world through cancer research.