To live in Silicon Valley makes me particularly happy and inspired because of the many bright and creative people living here and the almost perfect climate. Other things making this area is great is the cultural diversity, the gorgeous nature, and the extraordinary professional opportunities.
I'm originally from Sweden, but have lived in the US since 1995 and in Silicon Valley since 2005. When I first came to America as a student I was supposed to stay only a year. But I liked it and one year turned into many. Eventually I completed my Ph.D. in engineering, got a job, and a few years later another job. I have a great job in research and development that combines my passion with a vehicle to pay my bills.
On my spare time I enjoy to stay physically active as well as studying/reading. I regularly train karate, jog, hike, and spend time in coffee shops. Other things I enjoy but don't do often enough are scuba diving and traveling.
I like animals a lot and hope to someday again have a dog pet friend.