My name is Diane Vargas, but I go by DeeDee. I was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois and currently go to St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota. I am a rising junior majoring in the Natural Science track of Environmental Studies and concentrating as well in Race and Ethnic Studies. I have done previous research involving bluebird nesting habits as well as aphid behavior on different species of milkweed. My goals involve going to graduate school and perhaps studying some aspect of climate change. I am the oldest of four kids, and I enjoy doing things like reading, hiking, dancing, listening to music, and having downtime with friends.