The Clinical and Translational Science Institute Research Associates Program (CTSI-RAP) has been serving UCLA Health for over a decade with undergraduate students volunteering in a number of clinical research areas for UCLA faculty and their study teams. Elizabeth Tran joined the program in 2016, graduated in 2019 and has been in ongoing contact with CTSI-RAP leadership, Drs. Laurie Shaker-Irwin as Executive Director and Dr. Noah Federman as Medical Director. Elizabeth entered UCLA with the intent to learn all that she could about research – from translational to clinical - and her career trajectory demonstrates that incredible arc of discovery. As a Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics major, she delved into research interests that paralleled the knowledge she was acquiring in her coursework.