My name is Charles Clifford Moreno and I am an undergraduate Psychology major with a minor in statistics at San Diego State University (SDSU). Before transferring from San Diego City College, I was enlisted in the US Marine Corps and completed a 12-month tour to Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom that largely influenced the decisions that led me to today. Even prior to my military service, I have always had an inherent drive to understand the world around me, specifically behavior. In Fall 2013, I was first introduced to research at Dr. Paul Gilbert’s lab, the Center for Healthy Aging and Neurodegenerative Disease Research. As a research assistant, I coded twenty statement tests, completed a systematic review on neuropsychological differences between straight and gay men, administered a neuropsychological battery, and currently researching verbal and learning memory changes during premanifest stages of Huntington’s Disease. After becoming a Maximizing Access to Research Careers (MARC) Scholar, sponsored by the National Institutes of General Medical Sciences, I have continued to work under the direction of Dr. Gilbert on a project focused on Huntington’s Disease. Upon graduating as an undergraduate, I plan on entering a doctorate program in clinical neuropsychology and continue research focused on the military population.