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An EagleEyes Engagement

EagleEyes Winter 2008 Newsletter

We recently learned that Sharif Tai and Gaby Ghafari are engaged to be married. Both were actively involved in EagleEyes as Boston College students. They kindly agreed to an interview.

Please tell us about your time at Boston College.
Gaby: I graduated in 2004 with a degree in Psychology and a minor in Photography.
Sharif: I graduated in 2003 with a degree in Computer  Science. 

How did you become involved with EagleEyes? 
Gaby: I knew I wanted to work at the Campus School when I first visited BC.  I began volunteering with EagleEyes midway through my freshman year and worked as an undergraduate research assistant starting in my junior year.
Sharif: I took a Computer Science class freshman year with Professor Gips and he talked about the EagleEyes project. It sounded very interesting, so I started to go to the Campus School to work as a research assistant with the professor. I continued to work there throughout my time at BC. My senior year, I completed my thesis by creating applications the EagleEyes students could use to play games and interact with each other over the Internet.
What do you remember most about EagleEyes?
The students and their families.
How did the two of you meet? 
We met each other while working with Matt Galligan (an EagleEyes student) and his mother, Cindi. At the time we were working with Marialice Curran, the EagleEyes teacher at the Campus School. 
What have you been doing since you graduated?
Gaby: I have since taught high school chemistry and sixth grade science, and I am currently working on a Masters in Public Health at Boston University and will graduate this May.
Sharif: I have been working for a software /consulting company developing speech recognition systems.

Please tell us about the proposal.
We got engaged on a frigid night in Boston after skating on the Frog Pond in the Common, following a nice dinner.

And your wedding plans?
Right now we're planning for a wedding this summer.
Anything else you would like to share?
We both have very fond memories of BC and EagleEyes. We really enjoyed our time with all of the students.
We wish Gaby and Sharif only the best.

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