Hi everyone! My name is Ahsan Aziz. To put a face to the name; see the photo above. I am in my final semester of studies here at the New York City College of Technology, and am currently working as an Engineer on a Bridge Rehabilitation Project in Long Island, New York. Previously, I attended the Grove School of Engineering at the City College of New York.
Since a major unit of discussion for the first few weeks of the course will be discourse communities; I will introduce myself in terms of that. I am an American-Pakistani. Meaning I was born in America, however my religious, ethnical and cultural values most closely align with those that are found in Pakistan. Often times; I refer to myself as a Hybrid Pakistani, because I believe I’m just as much of an American as I am Pakistani. I spent 5 adolescent years of my life in Pakistan from the age of 10-15, and that has provided me a valuable insight on my perspective of a variety of topics.
Despite commuting 120+ miles every day for work; I love travelling and exploring what nature and the world has to offer. I also love playing soccer. In the process, I have met quite a large amount of people from all backgrounds, professions, cultures and hobbies and subsequently have learned something from everyone that I believe has transformed me into a “citizen of the world”. I am looking forward to virtually collaborate with everyone this semester in our English Composition II course, and learning about everyone else and their experiences.