I was born in Tabriz/Iran. As a child, I had always dreamed of working for NASA. When I came to the US, I was determined to pursue my dream. As a undergrad at UCSD, I was able to join California Space Institutes internship programs and participated in several preliminary science proposals. After I graduated from UCSD, I only applied to JPL because I thought and I still think that JPL is one of the coolest companies to work for!