Originally from Tepalcatepec, Michoacán, Mexico, Montserrat Arreguin graduated from the University of Texas at El Paso with a B.S. in Cellular and Molecular Biochemistry in 2019. During her undergraduate training, she was part of the BUILDing SCHOLARS Program, which facilitated the opportunity to conduct research during her summers at various institutions, including the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Baylor College of Medicine, and the University of Rochester. As an undergraduate, she worked under the mentorship of Dr. Laura O’Dell where she completed an undergraduate thesis studying how nicotine withdrawal produces sex-dependent changes in nicotinic acetylcholine receptors in the interpeduncular nucleus. She is now pursuing her Ph.D. in Immunology at the Perelman School of Medicine. Montserrat is excited to join IGG and to eventually become the first Dr. Arreguin in her family.