Convocation and Commencement

Our Columbia graduation ceremonies took a substantial part of this week and were amazing.

I love graduating from Columbia. Growing up in the direst poverty and deprivation in the 1990s Russia, I could not dare to dream of getting to this amazing day. It feels truly extraordinarily; my heart is filled with deep gratitude to everybody who helped me get to this amazing day.

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With my adviser Gil Zussman and close collaborator John Sarik.

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With mom and dad.

Now, with the ceremonies behind me, I am in full swing of exploring the paths to my next adventure. The adventure needs to be big, no, HUGE — something that seems as insurmountable to me now as a Columbia University Ph.D. seemed mere years before this week.

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