Identity development is the focus of my life, personally, academically, and professionally. I believe everyone has a narrative they get to live, and I'm in a constant struggle to not be the cat that gets killed (or injured) due to curiosity. I love learning, about anything and everything.
I've lived in a "third world" nation, I've lived on coasts but feel mostly Midwestern, I grew up in the middle of rural nowhere as a superminority, I moved by myself as a teenager to a metropolitan area for college where I knew no one at first. So far, the world is beautiful--the dark places where you can hear your own heart pounding and the loud places filled with your closest friends' uncontrollable laughter. The best part continues to be the incredible people I get to meet.
Reading pageturners, watching online marathons, hiking forest trails, going to NBA/MLB games with family or friends enrich/invade my leisure time. Athleticism, biology and math are forms of art to me, worthy of awe.
A note about religion: Yes, I am Muslim. You might want to compare our OKCupid test answers--they will likely surprise you, even if you are also Muslim. The world I live in is nuanced, fluid and full of strangeness; I am, as well.