My name is Jaime Varela. I am 18 years old and was born in Anaheim California. I love to read about math and science, practice martial arts, watch movies, and work with mathematics. I will be attending MIT in the fall as a physics major. When asked why I enjoy physics, I cannot answer the question because I have no answer. It is an innate trait in me that drives me to study physics. The universe has fascinated me since I was a child. It is because of this drive that I independently studied quantum mechanics and general relativity. I hope to delve into studies of the universe and discover truths about its very nature.