URAD was a great experience. It was not as intimidating as I had thought it would be so that was relieving. The highlight of my day was seeing the founder of the Huskies Student Food Pantry and how happy she was to see my results.
For future research rookies, my biggest piece of advice is to go all in. Put forth all of your effort and make sure you are passionate about your project!
My project taught me how to go about research, but more importantly, it showed me how valuable research is to our world and community and I think everyone should have their own research experience.