Meet Walid Nazari!

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As part of our ongoing series Meet Our GDS Faculty and Staff, we are excited to present: Meet Walid Nazari!

Read the Q&A below to learn more about Walid.

Primary Role: Operations and Systems Engineer.
Pronouns: He/Him
Years at GDS: Six years down and halfway into year seven!

What do you love about GDS?
GDS allows you to be your authentic self.

Why do you teach/do your job?
I'm in technology because it is challenging. I have to learn continually and keep up with the latest trends and system life cycles. Plus computers are AWESOME.

A favorite part of your job?
Working with the students, teaching them about tech.

Your teaching or work style in just a couple words?
Good-natured and relaxed.

Other GDS activities or roles that community members may not know about?
Computer Build Club

A top hope/wish for your students and/or colleagues?
Wishing everyone joy, laughter, peace, and happiness!

Personal passions/hobbies/pastimes?
Travel Photography, Basketball, Sneaker Collecting, and Beach Life.

Please share some various favorites...

Favorite poet: Rumi
Favorite artist: 2Pac
Favorite sitcom: The Office

Tell us about your family and/or pets.
I have a cat named Brie. She is a Hemingway (polydactyl) six-toed cat.

One thing about yourself your students/colleagues/others probably don't know?
I'm a security guard at Pokémon battles. I also take cool photos: https://www.walidnazari.com

A photo of Walid traveling through Antigua, Guatemala.

One thing on your life "bucket list" you've already accomplished?
Masters Degree.

One thing on your life “bucket list” you have yet to accomplish?
Visiting Afghanistan.

With a tip from Walid, we reached out to hear what a colleague had to say...
GDS Network Administrator MJ Torres said, “I'm so glad Walid joined the team. He adds an air of calm and coolness to the team. He is very organized and interacts with the students well. Walid is a great photographer!”

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