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Travel & Discovery
My passion for exploration has always been a driving force in my life. Whether it's fueled by curiosity, a thirst for adventure, or simply the desire to feel the rush of adrenaline, I've always made travel and discovery a priority. My journey has taken me to diverse and enriching study abroad experiences in Beijing, Chengdu, and Shenzhen in China, as well as Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and El-Ain in the United Arab Emirates. However, my adventures extend beyond international travel. I'm equally passionate about embracing the great outdoors, whether it's snowboarding the slopes of the Italian Alps or trekking through the rugged terrain of the Sierra Nevada.
Sports & Culture
Born near Oakland, California, I have a strong affinity for the local sports teams that were once based in Oakland. I enthusiastically support the Raiders, Warriors, and the Oakland A's. Despite my California roots, most of my childhood was spent in Cincinnati, leading me to also develop a fondness for the Reds and Bengals. My loyalty to these teams remains strong, even in the face of their historical and profound series of terrible teams. My sports allegiances are a reflection of both my geographical ties and a deep appreciation for the teams I grew up cheering for.

Beyond my passion for sports, I have a diverse array of interests. I'm an avid museum-goer, always eager to immerse myself in new exhibitions and cultural experiences. Coffee is another passion of mine; I consider myself something of a coffee aficionado, always in pursuit of the perfect cup. Additionally, I pride myself on being a hip-hop connoisseur, with a deep appreciation for the genre's artistry and cultural significance. While my love for research is unparalleled, these interests certainly vie for a close second in my life.
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Hobbies & Friendships
In my spare time, I enjoy thrill-seeking activities. Whether I'm snowboarding through the Swiss-Italian Alps or skydiving through clouds, I believe that living life on the edge gives flavor to this thing we call life. Being a student of Professor Kardes has also taught me to appreciate wine; I've found that it tastes much better from bottles than boxes. I've made many friends along the PhD journey and I value them dearly. However, many of them would say that I have trouble turning off my "consumer researcher" brain. From sunrise to sunset, you can expect to find me drinking coffee and engaging in discussions about research with friends and colleagues.
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