Meet Arash

Brett Clements

Hey there! How was your break? Ours was way too lazy (pajamas all day) and flew right past us, but we are back this week and excited to chat with Arash!

Arash is an IT Specialist on the Services team. He works with our Service Centers and 325-HELP to ensure our customers are receiving the highest quality service. Arash is also a lifelong Normanite who plays in a super cool local band during his off hours. Today he shares his idea of a perfect day and the place on his bucket list he most wants to visit.

What is the best thing about your hometown?

I’m from Norman, so I’d say it’s being close to my friends and family. Norman is also a pretty laid-back town, which I like. There’s always something to do, but it’s never too crowded.

How would you describe your perfect day?

Well, OU would be having a home game, so I would spend the afternoon on campus with friends before heading somewhere to watch the game. Afterwards, I would play a show with my band and spend the rest of the night hanging out with friends.

Tell us more about your band!

I am a guitarist in My So Called Band. We’re a cover band with multiple singers, so I get to switch from guitar to bass depending on our lineup. (We think you should check out their Facebook page to find some upcoming shows)

What is your favorite thing about working in a university setting?

I love getting to work with a variety of people. There are students, people my age, and people older than me. This provides a pretty cool dynamic of personalities and ideas to bring to the job.

What is something on your bucket list?

I really want to go to Australia or New Zealand. I’d like to see the sights and meet some people from the area.

It was great meeting you, Arash!