I am currently an undergraduate pursuing my degrees in both Geology and Engineering Science. I feel that the position I am in now, as a student and a researcher, is where I want to be, but that wasn't always the case. Stony Brook is actually my third college. One of my goals in life is to eventually work for NASA as an astronaut. I've known this for most of my life but was not always sure how to achieve it. Upon graduating high school I contacted certain representives at NASA to lead me in a direction to get to the astronaut candidate program. It eventually turned out that the college I was attending would not be a qualifying institution for the astronaut program. I was told four weeks into the semester that if I was serious about the astronaut program that I needed to leave. So I did. I went from a freshmen with 9 credits and no grades to a sophomore with 30 credits and a brand new start at a university whose programs fit the astronaut program's requirements.