By Chris Gilbert
On September 18th, 2018, I woke up really excited. My husband and I had an appointment at 9:00 am at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge to interview Dr. Canan Dagdeviren. Being from Paris, France, I had never been inside MIT but had always dreamed of visiting it. That day, my dream was going to come true. I was thrilled.
After a short taxi ride (short in distance but long in time because traffic was heavy), my husband Eric and I arrived at a large modern building. A big sign reading Massachusetts Institute of Technology was above the entrance door. My heart was racing with excitement. My husband and I climbed up the stairs leading to the entrance door and were met in the lobby by a young, thin, beautiful brunette with long hair and strikingly bright brown eyes wearing a colorful red and white top over white pants. She had a big smile on her face and extending her right hand said: “I am Canan Dagdeviren, welcome to MIT!”