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We are super excited to welcome another stellar member to our Quizlet team--Karoun Kasraie! Karoun hails from Ventura, CA, where he went to El Camino High School. He just graduated this May from UC-Berkeley, with a major in Computer Science and a minor in Music. Outside of the classroom, Karoun marched in the Cal band and ran the website for The Daily Californian.

We hit Karoun with some Q&A to introduce him to everyone at Quizlet:

Quizlet: What was one thing you wish you could have changed about high school?

Karoun: I wish I had known about Quizlet back then, no kidding. For an independent-study student like me, having a resource like Quizlet that I could use on my own time would have been a boon!

Q: Why did you decide to work at Quizlet?

K: Working at Quizlet means making an impact in millions of students' lives every week. Having that many people counting on you is a big responsibility, but I wanted to work someplace where I knew the work I did would make a difference.

Q: What was your most rewarding learning experience?

K: I went to an independent study high school, which meant I did a lot of my learning at home and at the local community college. Being able to work at my own pace and pursue topics that interested me was really a blessing.

Q: When did you decide to become a developer, and why?

K: I started learning web development in high school, when my dad finally convinced me to try messing around with software. It turned out to be very enjoyable, not only because I could build things very quickly, but also because tinkering with software is less disruptive to one's parents than tinkering with their physical computer. Who'd've guessed?

Q: What was your favorite subject in high school?

K: Government-track classes were always my favorites: economics, political theory, civics. As a lifelong news junkie, I loved formally learning about the human-powered systems that make the world turn.

Q: What's the most interesting article, blog or book you've read recently?

K: I just finished reading The Signal and the Noise, by Nate Silver. As a long-time fan of his political writing, it was great seeing him tackle other subjects with the same statistical gusto that makes his political predictions so enjoyable to read.

Thanks, Karoun, and welcome to Quizlet!!

Comments

  1. Potrero TEACHER

    First comment! Haha

  2. EnglishRose98

    First comment! WELCOME, Karoun!!!!
    You have just joined an AMAZING team!!!

  3. WhiteSwan13

    second comment!

  4. EnglishRose98

    Hey! Oh well, maybe next time.

    Congratulations for joining Quizlet! We are excited to have you, and look forward to the ways you will be able to enhance Quizlet's tools and features to make them even greater!

  5. Alyus

    7th...

  6. Alyus

    Welcome to the site!

  7. jsawlani

    10th.. welcome!

  8. ZengKeLun

    11th..... TWO OF THE SAME NUMBERS!!!

  9. ZengKeLun

    (welcome)

  10. francois23

    bonjour, karoun :3

  11. owen2689sydgram

    10th

  12. nwickr

    wilkommen!

  13. lionino

    bravo quizlet for adding the Cards feature, and for finding talent to join your team. you will be bigger than google in terms of changing the world, one student at a time.

  14. dinobaci TEACHER

    Karoun..
    ¡Bienvenido!
    You have come to the right place, if you want your work to make a difference.
    My students actually USED Quizlet, and have benefited greatly this past year.

    Quizlet's highest compliment this year, came right before Finals......

    one student said he wished that he had quizlet sets for all his classes!!!!!!
    ¡Buena Suerte!

    PS..
    Love that you used your marching band pix.....(veteran marching band Mom for 7 years...lol)

  15. BillFox12

    Stop with the idiotic numbers. This isn't Facebook.

  16. andrewli321

    17th comment!

    Welcome to Quizlet!

  17. shantrion12356

    thats so cool then and welcome to and talk or e-mail me

  18. blackdrag

    Hello my fellow Quizlet learners and i'am the 20th comment of the day:)

  19. Arnay_Vohra

    yay 19 th comment

  20. Arnay_Vohra

    and 20th

  21. PerchSmith PLUS

    1st comment! Welcome mate!

  22. adrienne69

    23rd of the day!

  23. sunmoon0725

    Welcome!

  24. saudalowais

    Welcome

  25. blackdrag

    Hello....WELCOM TO QUIZLET my friends:)

  26. SBeretich

    Welcome to Quizlet! Hope you have s much fun on it as I have!

  27. smiggler

    28th comment!

  28. kareemasiri

    It's a good website

  29. Preona

    30th!! Whoohoooo welcome to quizzlet!! I love the excitement you have in your band pic by the way :D

  30. jinnybean13

    THE CEO OF QUIZLET IS THE FIRST COMMENT :O

  31. dwtech

    AWESOME!

  32. Tess-me

    Glad to have to you join the Quizlet team :) I'm sure your among wonderful co-worker. I've recently joined myself and have seen some great improvement in my learning Francais, Bonjour ^ - ^

  33. gina509

    MANNNNNNNNNN IM IN THE 35TH COMMENT TAT SUCKS

  34. gina509

    I NEED TO STEP UP
    Quizlet team your doin an excellent things for us ^_^

  35. queenpug1

    dude, a minor in band>0< that's AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!
    Lily

    ps: hey Karoun, i play cornet in my high school band and its boss, but my teacher mainly plays trombone

  36. salme305792

    that mustache doeee . IM LOVIIINNN IT ! :*

  37. cool_Talugie

    this photo is so cool sick

  38. cool_Talugie

    that photo is so cool

  39. jaymenez

    hi(sorry for bad English)

  40. Zachary_Zehring

    Welcome!

  41. Zachary_Zehring

    Welcome!

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