Hello! My name is Mariana Moreno-Nava and I’m a Chemical Engineering student at the University of Michigan. I joined TGP in the summer 2019 Japan Program: Disaster Mitigation and Nuclear to Renewable Transitions. Before the program, I did not know much about Nuclear Energy and everything was completely new to me. I learned so much about the efficiency of nuclear energy, the importance of safety, and safety measurements that nuclear power plants take. My learning was enhanced from visits to nuclear sites such as the Fukushima Daichi and Daini nuclear plants where we went under vessel of a nuclear reactor and got to see first hand the impacts of the disaster on the local environment and community! This inspired me to continue my learning of nuclear energy and helped me discover my passion for sustainable energy!