Niko Arturo, originally from Idaho, continues to strive for excellence in academics and research as a third-year Biology and Medical Studies major at Arizona State University. He is an active member of several organizations and has had the opportunity to perform individualized research with his Biology professor, Dr. Sweat. His research will lead to a publishing opportunity in the near future. Additionally, Niko participates in Spectrum, an organization created to support and discuss LGBTQ life and issues at the student, community, and national level. Niko received the Equal Access & Opportunity and NAEOP Trio Scholarships.