Neato Person Profile 1: Jefferson Chang

Jefferson Chang

Jefferson Chang
(“Motion”; photo by Jefferson Chang)

This is the first in a series of interviews with people whom I think are “neato.” Learn more on my “Neato People Profiles” page.

  1. Who are you?
    I’m a graduate student in geophysics (earthquake physics, tectonics, refraction seismology, regional gravity, and geologic structures) at the University of Oklahoma, and my camera is never out of arms reach.
  2. What do you think is neato? You can name more than one thing.
    ◊ Earthquakes — a reminder that we are tiny little creatures living on a constantly readjusting planet.
    ◊ Photography — the thought of transferring intangible light onto a physical medium just blows my mind.
  3. Name three quick facts or fantasies about yourself that you didn’t include in your answer to my first question.
    ◊ I would like to be fluent in every single language.
    ◊ I think sleeping is a waste of time.
    ◊ The cutest baby in the world calls me daddy!
  4. Please ask a question you would like to see answered by the global community.
    What would it take to erase all borders? (every definition of the word)
  5. Please tell me something about your profession that you think someone younger than you, or who is just starting out, would like to know.
    ◊ All the number crunching in the world will yield no viable solution if you can’t see the big picture.
    ◊ Come up with creative ideas, but support your theory with facts/observations.
    ◊ Never lose your sense of wonder.
  6. Is there anything else you’d like to add?
    Ask me anything on Twitter, @jeffersonite.

About Gem

Writer, photographer, editor, wife, friend, sister, dog mother.
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