I found my time at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies to be an integral part of my career trajectory. It solidified my desire to work and do research in the field of Weapons of Mass Destruction and nonproliferation. I was able to work directly with experts at CNS conducting research on Additive Manufacturing and export controls. The freedon and flexibility to study what I am interested in was one of the best attributes of the program. It allowed me the liberty dip into multiple subject matters and see what appealed to me most. Additionally, I enjoyed how willing the CNS staff was with helping and advising throughout the summer. In the end I learned more than I could have ever imagined and hope to continue working with some of the people I’ve been so luck to meet over the coming year back at school.