In 2013, I was presented with a unique opportunity to work in a graduate research lab as a high school student. My programming work primarily consisted of writing, optimizing, and multi-threading programs and scripts for large-scale data analysis. I also collected and visualized data, worked with the lab's professor and graduate students, attended and presented at symposia and meetings, and drafted and edited publications. I continued this research through the rest of high school and into my undergraduate university experience as well. Our publication was finally accepted and published in the 2018 edition of the Journal of Physical Chemistry C. The article, “Soft Templating of Water Aggregates Disrupts pi-pi Stacking in Crystalline Poly(3-hexylthiophene),” is a summary of the work I completed along with two graduate students, Kshitij C. Jha and Yeneneh Y. Yimer, under the direction of Dr. Mesfin Tsige.