Dr. Fumie X. Sunahori was born and grew up in the central part of Japan. After graduating from high school, she came to the United States for higher education. After she obtained a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry specializing in molecular spectroscopy from the University of Kentucky under the supervision of Prof. Dennis Clouthier, Dr. Sunahori spent three years at the University of Alberta as a post-doctoral fellow performing research on the high-resolution infrared spectroscopy of biological molecules. She then decided to teach in a small liberal arts college environment to encourage undergraduate students to become familiar with scientific research. She taught one semester of General Chemistry at the University of Kentucky as a teaching-postdoctoral fellow, and then four years at Franklin College as a tenure track assistant professor. She currently teaches Physical and General Chemistry at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology as an Assistant Professor. She enjoys brewing home-made beer and kickboxing when she has free time.