My name is Kristina Pardo and I am from South Florida. Next year, I will attend Furman University in South Carolina. I chose to study physics because I love the way it explains natural phenomena and how challenging it can be. At the moment, I do not know which area of physics I will concentrate in, although I am extremely interested in astrophysics and quantum theory. In addition to majoring in physics, I will be majoring in music. My main instrument is the bassoon; however, I also play flute, alto saxophone, and trumpet.