I am a senior at Stony Brook University and have been working in professor Metcalf's lab since the end of my sophomore year. I enjoy taking things apart and figuring out how they work so naturally I pursued physics as my major. I started playing piano when I was young which lead to an appreciation for the overall theory behind music. Which then also lead to my initial interest in optics as waves were paired with optics. I plan on continuing my optics research and pursuing a career in a laser related field post-graduation.