Outstanding alumnus Danny Navarrete is pursuing his Ph.D. at Stanford and is now in the news there, with his inspiring family story. We are all so excited to follow Danny’s career path. Will the trypanosomes that he studied in college eventually win out, or will he instead continue to hone his expertise in prokaryotic disease agents? What balance will he strike between mathematics and lab work as he continues to develop as a scientist? What we know for certain is that he is continuing to shine.