Personal Statement: I was born in the Ukraine and came to the US with my parents at the age of 1. I was raised in Maryland and travel across the country for school and work. I met my wife in Southern California. Despite the beautiful sunny California skies I was drawn back to Maryland to raise my daughter and help heal children in the community that I call “home.”
Favorite type of dinosaur: Spinosaurus – the only dinosaur discovered that could swim.
Favorite Disney character: Genie (from Aladdin) – Phenomenal cosmic powers…itty bitty living space!
Favorite children’s movie: Explorers – a group of kids build a spaceship from a carnival ride and fly into space
Favorite children’s book: I Love You Stinky Face (Lisa McCourt)
Would you rather be a pirate or a knight? Pirate – only because I have a better chance of riding a boat than riding a horse.
Who’s your favorite scientist or doctor? Louis Pasteur – dedicated scientist who laid the foundation of Vaccine theory.
What’s your favorite thing to do on a sunny afternoon? Trip to the park with my family for play and a picnic.
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? Hawaii – Beautiful beaches, amazing snorkeling/diving and delicious food!
If you could have any super power, what would it be? Flying – Superman (Christopher Reeves era) was my hero.