Dara Farhadi comes from a land where the sky is usually blue, orange, pink, or a combination of the three (except when the sky is consumed by an apocalyptic dust storm). That’s right, Phoenix, Arizona. He studied neuroscience and cognitive science at the University of Arizona in Tucson before foolishly thinking he could easily handle Boston’s frigid winters as a grad student in Boston University’s Science Journalism program. Dara’s interests are in medicine, research and science storytelling. He’s currently back home in Phoenix studying as a medical student at The University of Arizona College of Medicine — Phoenix.