Say hello to Nivair Gabriel, who just received her io9 implant and started as our spring intern. She comes to us from MIT, where she's working on a degree in aerospace engineering. Not only has she done multivariable analysis of design factors involved in constructing a large-scale, remote-controlled airplane, but she's also working on becoming a fantasy/scifi writer. She'll be helping out with research, fact-checking, and time machine quality assurance.