I am Tami Lee and I was born to EMC. From the age of six months,
I have been traveling with my Mom and Dad all over the world -
one of many privileges I had as an only child. But make no mistake
– I was not to be spoilt! From an early age, I was taught
to share – either with my parents or with friends. I’ve
never been selfish, except for the normal and usual phase all
of us teenagers go through.
I was always excellent at school in a natural way, and the bonus
I got each year was annually heard, “We are going to America
Each time we visited a different exciting place (or places!) before
we got to the grand finale – the dessert – the annual
IEEE Symposium on EMC. I was fortunate to get to know interesting
people, see breathtaking landscapes and enjoy wild adventures
(at “Disney World,” of course). Ever since, I have
been carrying with me the American experience and I’ll always
remember it as the best of my childhood.
I joined a youth movement, including one year of instructing young
elementary school kids. I graduated from one of the best high
schools in the country, combining academic high school studies
with the study of music (I play the clarinet and the guitar).
During the long period of eight months break I had between graduating
and enlisting in the Army, I worked for five months in the local
bakery (11 hours a day), went to Mexico for a month with Mom (Dad
joined afterwards) to study Spanish and “taste” another
culture, and traveled to Singapore with a friend for a week.
In mid-February, 2007, I joined the Army. After a long and winding
road of 10 months of intense training in the Army, and with a
lot of encouragement from my parents, I am proud to say I am an
officer in the Israeli Army, a Second Lieutenant.
So please forgive me for not being with you all at the next IEEE
EMC Symposium. I would have loved it. I am busy serving my country,
but I’ll be back! EMC