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When I look back on the last four years as a student at Montana Tech, I can’t believe how different my life looks than what I imagined as a freshman. In the past four years, I’ve been on 38 flights, to seven major U.S. cities, and to four different countries. And here’s the catch—I haven’t paid a dime for travel. As a freshman, I never imagined that I’d get do to something I love—scientific research and travel—and get paid to do it.