From an early age Tahaira could be found with her nose in a book or penning stories of her own, dreaming about foreign lands and exotic peoples. Being the daughter of immigrants, she became increasingly aware and curious of her ethnic heritage. This curiosity has continued to shape her path; Tahaira majored in Anthropology, studied Urdu in Lucknow, India, completed her Masters in International Studies, and became the world’s biggest fan of Harry Potter. Upon graduation, she spent weeks sending out resumes and applying for jobs, hoping to land a wonderful opportunity that might occasionally take her across the world or at least some place large and cosmopolitan. A friend from her study-abroad days forwarded her resume to his former colleague and she landed a job in Tampa. The position sounded interesting but Tampa? Florida was as far from Washington as one could get without crossing international borders! Not to mention….Tampa??? She signed up. In an economic recession, you gotta take what you can get!!
Tony, on the other hand, was more interested in video games and sports for most of his childhood, but eventually realized there existed a world outside of good old Dayton, Ohio, where he grew up. For the record, however, he has never read or watched any Harry Potter!!! Anyway… back to the story: While Tahaira was securing employment in Tampa, Tony was finishing his undergraduate degree in Corporate Finance at the University of South Carolina while undertaking a job hunt in which he flew to DC to take part in a job fair. His friend from his Egypt summer study-abroad in 2005 graciously hosted his visit. Upon returning from the job fair, Tony mentioned a company he’d met which he soon found out was a former employer of his host! To make a long story short… Tony soon arrived in Tampa.
Yes, Tony and Tahaira have a mutual study-abroad friend they both met in different countries, studying different languages at different times in their lives who hooked them up with gainful employment. Kismet.
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