Hello, world! My name is An (like on/off), and I’m a freshman at MIT! Although I almost consider Boston my home, I was born in Urbana-Champaign, Illinois and grew up in Dallas, Texas. My father is from Spain and my mother from Singapore, and because we have no family in the United States (minus Aunt Eunice in Vermont), I've been international traveling since I was 4 months old. Besides traveling, I love playing instruments (piano, violin, ukulele), teaching Zumba, shopping at Costco Wholesale, and exploring new restaurants and cuisines. At MIT, I'm involved in the Society of Women Engineers, greek life, MIT Theater Arts, and DanceTroupe. This cross-country excursion will be perhaps my greatest physical feat of all time, and I’m excited (and nervous) to take on the challenge. I'll be documenting my experiences on this blog, so come along the journey with my team and I from state to state!