So you want to know more about me?

Ah, me. If you don't know me first hand, this information will be rather useless in it's given context, but may be interesting anyway (I think I've done some cool stuff and lived in cool places, anyway). Click on the images to get more information on the subject.

I was born in Tehran, Iran in 1976 while my father was working as an architect there. However, I moved away after only six months, so my memory is a tad bit weak :-). The area interests me a lot, and I've done a fair amount of reading on the region.

Moving from the exotic to the mundane, I lived in Omaha, Nebraska for the next six years of my life. I don't really remember all to much of Nebraska either, save some mental pictures, etc.

From Omaha, I moved to Hong Kong, for the next three years of my life. Of all the places I've lived, I enjoyed it the most, because of all the variety in life. Even for 7-10 year old kid, there are millions of things to do and see. Lots of good food too! I attended the Hong Kong International School (HKIS), which was a great school and I think was the reason I made it into MIT later on (see below).

After my three years in Hong Kong, I moved to California, where I lived for 9 years until I graduated from Hart High School. I found California to be a general let down, from all the movies and TV shows I had seen, but the weather was awesome. I went to Hart High school in Valencia, a good school with a few great teachers.

Then I went to MIT, where I did A LOT of work, but also had fun (in my spare time :-). Check on my main home page for more MIT links and info. MIT was a truly amazing experience, and while I'm not ready to repeat it just yet, I'm glad I did it. It taught me a lot about what I'm capable (and not) of doing, about what my priorities are, and about who I am. MIT is an extremely challenging school, but the amount that you can get out of it (if you want to) is unsurpassed I believe.

Ok, so it's not me (I never even competed rings), but I was on the MIT Varsity Men's Gymnastics Team for all 4 years, and am had a great time, although it certainly took up a lot of time. I was also a member of the MIT dancetroupe, a group of students interested in both learning and performing dance. I'm still involved in Dancetroupe, and while I'm still doing much more of the learning than the performing, it's a great group to be a member of.

I continued to live in Cambridge for another 10 years after graduating from MIT! I briefly moved all the way to Allston, MA, but quickly realized how much I missed Cambridge and came right back. Finally, after my girlfriend completed her PhD, we moved on! She accepted a job at Caltech in Pasadena, CA but was able to take some time off before she needed to start there. So I quit my job and we took a five month trip around the Pacific Circle!

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