I spent my undergraduate years studying Systems Engineering, including summers designing software for Microsoft. To complement my engineering education, I also pursued my interests in philosophy, literature and theater, a pursuit I will continue as an MPhil student at Cambridge studying European Literature and Culture. My research focuses on early modern plays that were re-written during the Romantic movement, with a particular emphasis on Spain (Don Juan) and Germany (Faust). I hope to eventually combine my diverse interests--either as an academic endeavor in which I explore questions at the intersection of engineering, philosophy, and literature (for instance, the philosophy of mind and language implications of developments in artificial intelligence) or as a political endeavor in which I help to shape laws and ethical guidelines related to new technologies. I am thrilled to be a part of the Gates and Cambridge communities as I work to realize this dream.