Today my best friend, Cristina, left for China for three months. Specifically she'll be in Tanjing, China, which is about an hour outside of Beijing. Cristina and another UNLV computer science student (I don't know the spelling of his name so I'm not going to butcher it here). have been selected to go to China as the continuation of a project they've been selected for that they've been working on for I think about a year now. I think she'll be building a computer from scratch - seriously I don't know what exactly she'll be working on, but I think it does involve building a chip (I'm such a computer illiterate).
Wednesday, Cristina graduated with a BS in Mathematics and a Minor in Computer Science. I've known her during her entire college journey and she's always been the kind of person that looks for new challenges and then excels at them.
I'm so happy that Cristina has gotten this opportunity to go to China for three months, but actually I feel the need to stress that she wasn't just handed this, rather she made it happen (I remember a couple of months ago Cristina, her mom, and myself had gone to a movie and afterwards one of her previous professors had seen her and told her mom and his wife that she was the best student he'd ever had). Obviously we all have different strengths, but I think that anyone who graduates with distinctions in Mathematics and the Sciences should be especially exhalted and this is part of why I'm posting this blog today. I'm sure that once Cristina sees this entry she'll be a little annoyed with me as she likes to keep a low profile, but I think that as hard as she's worked attaining this first part of her college journey (she'll be going to grad school of course), that her accomplishments should be paraded!
This is Cristina with part of her family at the airport. I know that Cristina is going to have such a great, rich life experiences during her three months in China and I can't wait to hear about them.
La enhorabuena, Cristina, y tiena un rato fantastico!
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