Drew Roth is a 5thyear Ph. D. student in the laboratory of Dr. Hays Rye where he studies the mechanistic properties of a molecular chaperone family called the small heat shock proteins. Drew investigates the ability of small heat shock proteins to inhibit protein aggregates of different structures. Drew has served on several committees as a Ph.D. student, including being the Biochemistry graduate student representative on the Graduate Recruiting & Admissions Committee and the Marketing Director for the Texas A&M University Student Research Week research symposium. Drew was acknowledged for his service by receiving the 2019 Guseman Award, which recognizes the graduate student who has made outstanding contributions to the success and prosperity of the Graduate and Professional Student Council and the graduate and professional student body at Texas A&M University. Drew completed a Certificate in Business while pursuing his Ph. D. After graduation, Drew intends to pursue a career as an investment researcher, financial analyst, or consultant in the life sciences.