I am a '26 from Lagos, Nigeria who is planning to major in chemical engineering with a minor in computer science. My interests lie in the areas of sustainable and renewable energy, and as such, my research was the first of many steps towards a goal of creating an efficient technology that enables a circular kitchen economy - using kitchen waste to produce methane which can be used for cooking gas, or other energy related purposes. Over the summer, I worked at the Lynd Lab and was introduced to very useful lab techniques and practices such as DNA cleaning, extraction and cloning, performing 16S analysis, microscopy and colony analysis. Furthermore, I was able to run a bioreactor with kitchen waste collected from the 53' commons. Due to this opportunity granted by the E.E Just Summer Internship, I was able to start research on a solution which I hope to provide to communities and reduce dependency on fossil fuels. Furthemore, I was able to work with the amazing researchers at Lynd Lab, who are doing brilliant things exploring the frontiers of bio-energy. I was also able to develop new skills in gene analysis - using SnapGene - and was introduced to reading and understanding complex scientific papers outside of the classroom environment.