College of Technology student Kaylin Gant is one of three University of Houston students to receive a $20,000 Boren Scholarship. The Boren Scholarship Program provides the opportunity for undergraduate students to study abroad in regions essential to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The scholarship is given to those who are interested in working in the federal national security arena and must be committed to working in federal government for at least one year after graduating. Kaylin, a biotechnology major, aims to conduct research in agricultural and conservational biosciences in chronically understudied regions. She is especially focused on climate projections affecting coastal towns worldwide, like her hometown of Port Arthur, Texas and wants to understand how climate events have intensified disease and pestilence in ecosystems. Kaylin will work at the Boren African Flagship Language Initiative (AFLI) in Mozambique in fall 2019.