My name is Kristina Pardo and I am a rising sophomore at Furman University in South Carolina. I am majoring in both physics and mathematics, and hope to get my PhD in physics. Eventually, I would like to do research in either astrophysics or particle physics. Outside of the classroom, I participate heavily in the Music Department at Furman and volunteer for the Humane Society of Greenville. This next semester, I will be studying abroad in Germany, Austria, Poland, and the Czech Republic. I will also be President of the Society of Physics Students chapter at Furman.