My name is Ideen (pronounced /ˈī dēn/, or `eye-dean', )
I am a Kansas native attending business school at the Cornell Johnson Graduate School of Management. Prior to business school, I spent seven years in Los Angeles, where I attended USC and was an Account Strategist at Oracle. I hope to combine my MBA with my background in tech to help drive business strategy and digital transformation for organizations.
Outside of school, I enjoy staying active and hiking the beautiful Ithaca trails. 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 KU Jayhawks basketball, the Lakers, and USC football.
I love to travel and have been fortunate to have visited 34 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 as well.
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 freshman at UC Berkeley and is studying computer science and business.