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My self-summary
I like to see and experience the world from deep and unique perspectives. My passion is for helping others and understanding the beauty of cultures.

I'm a big fan of finding and creating adventures. I love running, hiking, rock climbing.
What I’m doing with my life
Currently work in cancer clinical trials research (clinical research side) for my day job as I build skills to make my ambitions for having social impact match up with financial security.
I’m really good at
Not something to openly admit, but I have a knack for bad puns. You could call me punny.

Saying I'm really good at something implies a bit of a conceit. I would not say that I'm good at things since I always have room to grow. But in some sense, I am good at playing tennis, running, writing, analyzing, listening, being imaginative, appreciating music....'
The first things people usually notice about me
I appreciate language in all its word play and rhythms. I like to find sarcastic and ironic moments. Generally, it's pretty clear that I'm a sincere person devoted to my friends and causes.

People have also said that I am from many ethnicities. If only languages were as easily acquired, I'd be septalingual by now.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books--Handmaiden's Tale, God of Small Things, Farenheit 451, 1984, East, West, Of Mice and Men, Reading Lolita in Tehran, Gulliver's Travels, Essays by Oliver Sacks, Anthropology books, Charlotte's Web,

Music--Smiths, (80s british rock), billy joel, bob dylan, Ben folds, pedro the lion, Guster, ingrid michaelson, shins, counting crows, dmb, coldplay, red hot chilli peppers, wilco, ok go...vivaldi, beethoven, mozart, massenet, bizet, chopin...anything but country

movies--waking ned divine, pan's labyrinth, persepolis, Harvey Krumpett, birdman of alcatraz

Food--Indian, Thai, Chinese, Korean..And different cuisine in general...My falamush now thankfully tastes like falafel.
Six things I could never do without
1. Good, sincere, (com)passionate people
2. Writing
3. Good books
4. Mountains
5. Music
6. Water--bodies of water and water in drinking form
I spend a lot of time thinking about
I like wrestling with large and controversial questions. I also like engaging in discussions just talking to analyze things more deeply. Population medicine, Cultural diversity, Neurosciene and developmental disabilities, narratives, satire, feminist fairy tales, I've still yet to see an Iranian one, Myths, Scientific inventions, Being an (environmentally) sustainable and reciprocal being
On a typical Friday night I am
Having dinner with friends. Or looking for something creative and unique. Sometimes I do reserve my energy for early, catch the sun hikes on Saturday. And I'm really not averse to staying in. It's all about finding good times wherever those might be.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I have a monkey named Chimpsky. If theories were right and he could talk, he'd tell you the story himself.
The two of us