Welcome. My name is Ideen Saiedian.
Born in Omaha, NE. Raised in Overland Park, KS. Built in Troy.
I am currently an Account Strategist at Oracle based in Santa Monica, CA. I plan on returning to business school to complete a graduate program in business management and strategy. I hope to contribute to the dynamic field of organizational strategy both in academia through research as well as in industry as a consultant.
Outside of work, I enjoy staying active and going out in LA with my friends, particularly to rooftop brunches and going to see the Chainsmokers innumerable times. Growing up, I regularly played in various basketball and soccer leagues. Though my genes weren’t cut out for me to be a professional athlete, I am still an avid fan and closely follow the Lakers, KU hoops, and USC football.
I love to travel and have been fortunate to have visited many of the US states including Alaska and Hawaii, the US neighbor countries Canada and Mexico, several European countries including France, Italy, and Monaco, and many of the Caribbean islands. I hope to soon be able to visit my family's place of origin in Iran.
My dad, Dr. Hossein Saiedian, is a professor at the University of Kansas. My mom, Dr. Zohreh Talebizadeh, is the director of Autism Research at Children's Mercy Hospital and an Associate Professor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
I have a younger brother, Seena, who is currently a senior at Blue Valley West HS and is planning on studying computer science and business at a university in Fall 2019.