Esdras Murillo, an electrical engineering undergraduate student at Iowa State and a transfer student from Des Moines Area Community College, has participated in IINSPIRE LSAMP as a research intern and student leader. He has done award-winning work with Iowa EPSCOR energy researchers. He has won awards at LSAMP alliance and national conferences. His faculty and research mentors have commended his initiative and spoken with admiration about his student leadership. Despite challenges he has faced in his life and education, he is highly motivated to succeed and also to help others succeed. In the future, he hopes to use his education to develop a solar energy program for low-income families in his native Honduras. Through the experience and opportunities that IINSPIRE LSAMP has given him, he feels he has the knowledge and experience needed to help others.