Mayra joined the STEP-UP program because she wanted a new perspective on what research was and how it was conducted. The STEP-UP program has taught Mayra how important research was and how it was conducted. The STEP-UP program has taught Mayra how important research is to the development of science and medicine. Her goals are to continue being involved in research because she understands the impact that research can bring to communities. In the future, Mayra aspires to pursue a career in the medical field. She also wants to continue her research with diseases like breast cancer. While working at Charles Drew University, she has seen the hard work and dedication that each doctor, assistant, and intern puts into their work. As an incoming senior in high school, Mayra believes that she will continue her involvement in research and even pursue it in college.