In early September, I will be attending the 3rd Tofo Advanced Study Week on Emerging and Re-Emerging Viruses hosted in Praia do Tofo, Mozambique. Since this is an international conference, the costs to attend would normally not be affordable, but with the Lisa Walker Travel grant, I will be able to afford the conference costs. This travel is a unique opportunity to attend a highly topical conference focused on the virus I am investigating for my thesis work in addition to networking with African researchers, who I am likely not to encounter at domestic conferences. I hope to present my current work, gain new ideas and meet new researchers that will help grow my professional career.

-Tiffany Tang, Daniel Group