As a public health graduate student, I jump at any chance I have to get involved in my future field. The other day, I was given an opportunity to visit Aeras and tour their facility. With an academic background that is strictly social science, I was initially intimidated by the hard science that would soon be thrown my way via chemical compounds, acronyms, and scientific processes used to develop Tuberculosis vaccines. But then I thought to myself, Tuberculosis vaccines! How can I pass on an opportunity to meet with people that could potentially save millions of lives (approximately 1.4 million per year, according to Aeras)?