Sreyashree Bose is a 5th year graduate student in the lab of Dr. Dorothy Shippen. She is responsible for characterizing a non canonical long non coding RNA in terms of its role in the regulation and maintenance of telomeres in the plant Arabidopsis thaliana. Additionally, Sreyashree serves as President of the Women In Science and Engineering (WISE) organization at Texas A&M University. In the past, she served as Secretary of the Biochemistry Graduate Association (BGA) as well as Vice President of Advocacy for the Indian Graduate Student Organization (IGSA). With the IGSA, Sreyashree worked as part of two divisions – Mentoring and Advocacy. Through Mentoring, she was instrumental in facilitating a smooth transition for international students into graduate school. As Vice President of IGSA, Sreyashree worked closely with university officials as an advocate voicing the concerns of the Indian students community. In February 2018, Sreyashree attended the Keystone Symposium on Non Coding RNA at Keystone, Colorado. She placed second in the first BGA poster competition hosted in spring 2018. Sreyashree plans to work in industry and work as a science advocate to make scientific concepts easier to understand. Furthermore, Sreyashree will continue her work with women organizations to increase the number of women in STEM.