On an oil-rig off the coast of Western Australia on April 5, 1992, an unexpected miracle took place. A girl named Jen was born to Jane Liu, a hardworking petroleum engineer. After the birth, Jane decided to bring her work a little closer to her home in Massachusetts. While sailing across the world, Jen and Jane faced an incredible set of obstacles. Battling whale hunters, pirates in international waters, and gangs of mutant pufferfish, Jen overcame some of the most difficult hardships before she could even talk. After a few days of notable crawling, Jen was picked up by local circus performers looking for a tight-rope walker. For the next 6 years of her life Jen would learn the acrobatic ways of a traveling performer. One day, a fat man in the audience threw a bag of popcorn at the tightrope, getting the rope buttery. Jen slipped during her performance and fell to the ground, breaking her small toe, permanently ending her circus career. Discouraged and depressed, Jen spent the next ten years living on a hot-air balloon. While sailing over the destruction of Chernobyl and the littered factory cities of post-Soviet Bloc nations, Jen had a realization: she would develop a system of recycling all the waste products humans create and make the world a cleaner place. She applied to MIT so that she could learn the skills necessary to make her dream come true. Ever since, Jen has been working hard towards a degree in computer science at MIT and experimenting with creative uses for her rice-cooker.