I am a mutt. My father's side originates from Bulgaria and my mother's side is from Eastern Turkey. My background is super mixed, hence it is safe to say I am an Ottoman: A mixture of European, Turkish, Middle Eastern, supposedly with a hint of Armenian, Jewish, and Asian. I went to a German high school, a Turkish college for undergrad, a German college for MA, a U.S. college for Ph.D. and I have been living in the U.S. for over 8 years.
True story: I have entered the New Year in the T and I have been traveling ever since. San Diego, Chicago, Los Angeles, Seoul, Beijing, Istanbul, Hong Kong, Macau, Amsterdam, Copenhagen (I feel like I have forgotten some, but you get the picture).
Update, 8 August: Just got invited to a conference in Atlanta. :)
Update, 8 September: Finally back from Hong Kong
Update, 4 December: Chicago! One of my advisers won the Nobel Prize in Economics. You are awesome if you can guess which one is my adviser. (Tidbit: So, I now have two Nobel prize winners in my thesis committee.)