SAMANTHA STEIN was a Health and Societies major and a 2019-20 Mitchell Center Undergraduate Research Fellow. Now that she has entered graduate school, the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship supports her ongoing research on the federal Exception from Informed Consent (EFIC). This is used to waive consent for greater-than-minimal-risk emergency medical research. This research builds on a project initiated for her undergraduate thesis and developed during her Mitchell Center Fellowship year. Her larger research interests include public participation in science, biomedical knowledge production, clinical research ethics, predictive practices/processes in biomedicine, cultures of expertise, and risk assessment. Congratulations, Samantha!