Over the past five weeks I have gained many new skills and valuable information pertinent to my future career. I have gained a better understanding of what it means to do academic research. I learned how to navigate the difficulties and frustrations when the project does not progress on schedule, however, I have also learned how to better manage my time. This opportunity has allowed me to develop a deeper understanding of Indonesia and how it has become the nation it is today. In the future, I will be able to apply this knowledge to my career and once I return to Indonesia for travel, work, or just to visit old friends. Thank you very much John and Cassandra McKearn for providing me with this incredible opportunity this summer. I am very grateful for all the skills I have developed and the knowledge I have gained that would not have come to fruition without your generous support.