Hi everyone! My name is Cristina Mondelli and I am a senior biology student. I plan on starting a dental practice in Fairbanks after attending dental school, which will enable me to travel and participate in medical missions. I recently returned from spending time in the Philippines teaching children about dental hygiene and playing soccer, and I had a blast! My hobbies include anything soccer related, teaching science to kids, and exploring the outdoors. I am excited to learn more about how microbes affect our oral health so I can share that knowledge with others. I am looking forward to an exciting semester with you all!