My initiation to research began during my undergraduate studies under the guidance of Dr. Weidong Yang. With Dr. Yang's mentorship, I resolved the spatial location of several nuclear pore complex (NPC) scaffold proteins using nanobody‐specific labeling and single‐molecule microscopy. Since the NPC is a major pathway for proteins entering and exiting the nucleus, mapping the location of its scaffold proteins gave further insight into the structural composition of the important cellular complex. After a brief departure into the private sector as a chemist, I returned to Temple University to pursue my Ph.D. and continue my research of the NPC with Dr. Weidong Yang. I have expanded my research of nuclear proteins to include the impact of disordered nucleoporins (Nups), characterized by the presence of phenylalanine‐glycine (FG) repeats, on nucleocytoplasmic protein transport.