When I arrived at John Carroll, I knew that I wanted to take Japanese. After just one year of studying the language, I was able to participate in the Japanese Popular Culture Study Tour with John Carroll.  Afterwards, I continued to study Japanese, and during the fall semester of my junior year, I studied abroad at Nanzan University in Nagoya, Japan.  In the spring of 2013, I graduated from John Carroll University with a Computer Science major and an East Asian Studies major. After graduation, I will be returning to NASA in Maryland to work for the second summer in a row.  Then, I will be starting graduate studies in the fall at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, 東京工業大学.  I will be working in the Konagaya laboratory on topics such as Molecular Robotics, Real Time Pharmacokinetic Simulations and Image Processing of AFM (atomic force microscope) to analyze DNA-nano structures.