Jui-Yin Lin is a second year student who came to OIST from Taiwan. There she had studied photonics at the College of Photonics in Chiao Tung University. After her husband joined OIST as a researcher, she decided to come and enroll in the PhD program here, making it through the competitive selection process. She explains, "Given our situation, I feel very lucky to have made it here."
She has now started studying quantum dynamics. "I just started my work, but my hope is to help build up something in quantum computing!" While she has great enthusiasm and expectations for her work, she is also a mother, and feels the best thing about OIST is the Child Development Center.
"As new parents they gave us so much support. It’s very close, very convenient and very affordable. Everything is just so wonderful." She continues, "It’s also wonderful environment for kids too! With just as many cultures as OIST has, they all get to play together." It’s the same kind of openness and inclusiveness at OIST which Jui-Yin also appreciates on campus. "Everyone here is so approachable… they’re like old friends. I am still learning English now, but the professors are all very kind. It’s very different."