Studied communication research in the Philippines and then went on for more of that in grad school at USC Annenberg and Stanford. Now a consulting director for a global communications firm. I work in communications campaigns/PR measurement, from surveys, media content analysis to social media monitoring. Are you still awake?
Some not-so-random bits:
Am left-handed. My first major in college was Veterinary Medicine. Then I shifted to Interior Design, then I moved on and eventually finished Communication Research. I grew up in a university town in the island of Luzon in the Philippines. Our house was on the foothills of a dormant volcano. The town has hot springs, which let the volcano blow off steam. I go home almost every year. I love my hometown. I was born in Texas, to two hard-working foreign Phd students who come from humble beginnings. I was in some form of a choral group from 2nd grade all the way to Junior year in college. If I had accepted the job, I would've been employee number 5 at eBay. I still have the offer letter. It's yellowing. I don't aspire for riches, anymore. I try to follow Buddhist tenets. Emphasis on "try."
On my night table right now: 3 weeks worth of Sunday NY Times, Velvet Rage, Atlantic Monthly, floss, The Dhammapada, San Francisco Magazine.
I am optimistic, wacky, and naive.