I currently reside in beautiful Heidelberg, Germany. Located in the Rhein-Neckar region, Heidelberg is one of the top innovation centers for medicine and biotechnology in Germany, as well as home to many technology companies such as SAP and the German headquarters of my employer, SAS Institute. Noted for it's storybook charm, Heidelberg attracts visitors from around the globe. Especially beloved by Americans as Mark Twain once lived here for several weeks in 1878 as well being the former headquarters of the US Army Europe until 2015.
Originally from equally beautiful Rhode Island, located in the southern New England region of the United States, Rhode Island is the smallest of all of the US States and is known as the "Ocean State" due to its incredible coastline and maritime heritage. Rhode Island is also known as the birthplace of the American Industrial Revolution as well as the place where the first act of revolution against British rule took place with the burning of the Gaspee in 1772 (not the Boston Tea Party in 1773!).