It didn’t take long after graduating from Southern Door High School before Rebecca Malcore started making significant advances in her future career through her undergraduate scientific research. Upon graduating from UW-Green Bay in May 2019, Malcore received the Paul and Thea Sager Award for Scientific Writing from the Cofrin Center for Biodiversity. She presented the poster judged best at the 18th annual UW-GB Symposium for Undergraduate Research, Scholarly and Creative Activity.