I am a student at San Diego State University.
My major is Management Information Systems.
I was born and raised in San Diego, CA.
My parents were both born in Ethiopia and Eritrea.
They both immigrated in the 1980s and 90s,
and they met here in San Diego.
They got married shortly after meeting.
They had three children together,
I am their first child, and I was born on October 19th, 1996.
Their second child is my sister, Zion
And their third child and last child is my brother, Isaac.
Ever since I was a child,
I have spent most of my time with comptuers or books.
When I was younger, I would enjoy reading fantasy books and fiction novels.
I think that what I enjoyed about those books,
was that they allowed me to use my imagination....
I would sit there for hours and hours, captivated by the words on the page.
I loved thinking about how the characters felt, and picturing the storyline in my mind's eye.
Till this day, I still love reading, writing, and expressing myself in different ways.
I hope to live a long life, so that I can share with others, and make the world,
a better place....
One thing that a lot of people don't know about me,
is that I work as a freelance photographer and videographer.
I have been a photographer since 2013, when I started with my first camera.
This camera is the Canon AE-1, a 35mm SLR (single-lens reflex) film camera.
It was produced and sold by Canon in Japan starting from April 1976.
To the right is a photo of me,
working as a camera and lighting assistant.
That day I was helping on a film set for a short film,
produced for Sharp Hospital in San Diego.