Haifa Alhadyian is a graduate student in the Department of Molecular Biosciences at the University of Kansas. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Zoology from Dammam University, Saudi Arabia. Recently, Haifa obtained her Master’s degree in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology from Molecular Biosciences Department here at KU. Besides conducting research, Haifa is a Trainee-Representative of Genetic Society of America and the director of Saudi Arabia DNA Day. She hopes to inspire women in STEM to be involved in leadership positions and to be active voices and advocate for women equity in their field of study.