I was born in 1990 in Los Angeles and spent my life there until moving to Kurdistan. When I was a child, I took some college courses and eventually transferred to university when I was thirteen years old. For several years I worked in web development and graphic arts, and continue to be active in these fields. Some of my work was featured on national television.
When I was fifteen, I began Student Reader with only my original content. It continues as such today with 200,000+ annual visitors, and thousands of articles, photos, and illustrations, and photos and other content licensed out to institutions including the Chaldean Culture Center.
At nineteen, I visited Kurdistan to see Mesopotamian history up close. I decided that the region would be my home after college. Now I live in Erbil and work as a software developer for YouGov and as a freelance journalist.