Ali Pezeshkpour is an incoming graduate student, enrolled in the Master of Urban & Regional Planning program in the School of Social Ecology's Planning, Policy & Design department. He expects to receive his Master's in June 2012 and finished his undergraduate education at UC Davis in March 2007.
In his spare time, Ali enjoys traveling, the outdoors, playing piano, politics, and editing wikis.
Majors at UCD (Completed 3/2007): Community and Regional Development (specialties in Organization/Management and Economic Development), French Languages: English, French, Farsi (Persian), some Spanish. Birthday: 16 July 1985 Current residence: Upland, CA (moving to Parkwood Apartment Homes in University Park soon!) Current Plans: Beginning a Master of Urban and Regional Planning at UC Irvine in fall 2010 Hometown: Upland, CA, but born and spent youth in Potomac, MD. Interests: The outdoors, music, traveling, politics, hanging out. Website: USGeology.com Interesting places visited: Parks, Preserves, Monuments, Etc: Joshua Tree National Park, Death Valley National Park, Zion National Park, Point Reyes National Seashore, Mojave National Preserve, Grand Canyon National Park, Yosemite National Park, Lassen Volcanic National Park, Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks, Bryce Canyon National Park, Pinnacles National Monument (west), Lava Beds National Monument, Olympic National Park, Mt Rainier National Park, Bodie State Historic Park, Mono Lake, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Rocky Mountain National Park. Cool Cities or Places: Tehran, Paris, Brussels, Avignon, Arles, Nice, Pisa, Venice, Milan, Florence, Rome, London (very, very briefly), New York, Washington (DC), Baltimore, New York, Richmond (VA), Maui, Santa Fe, Taos, Albuquerque, Sedona, Vancouver (BC), Big Sur, Lake Tahoe, Seattle, Olympia, Portland (OR), Victoria, Lyon, Geneva, Tunis, Nimes, Barcelona, Granada, Seville, Cordoba, Madrid, Lisbon, all over California, Boulder, Denver, and probably a lot more places I can't remember...
2010-08-11 00:40:08 Hi Ali, I'm really glad to see somebody adding to the Irvine wiki. I've only taken OCTA from the Anaheim train station to the convention center, but I love the name OCTA. Its fun to imagine the buses as tentacles :) —NickSchmalenberger
2010-08-13 08:19:42 Welcome to Irvine Ali. I'm happy to see your enthusiasm for your home for the next two years. Off hand, I recommend bicycling along the San Diego Creek and Back Bay all the way to Newport Beach. Let me know if you have any questions about living in Irvine. —Mateo