Sam is a third year undergraduate student at the Commonwealth Honors College pursuing two degrees at UMass Amherst, a B.S. in Pre-Veterinary Science and a B.A. in Music with a concentration in classical piano performance. He anticipates graduating in May of 2022. After graduation, Sam plans to attend Veterinary School. The VASCI program drew Sam to UMass because of the opportunities it provides with respect to hands-on experience with animals at Hadley Farm, the abundance of research opportunities, and the accessibility to the VASCI faculty. Sam’s research in Dr. Arcaro’s lab is focused on the Canine Mammary Tumor Research Project. The primary goal of the project is to study tumor cell lines in order to work towards treatments for canine and human mammary cancer.