Nejat Ezal: Working & Living in Santa Barbara
Knowing what to do is often simpler than doing it

- Nejat Ezal
Is it justifiable to forego one’s day to day pleasures so as to plan one’s future, when that future may never occur? 
Are finances and medical security so important in our American culture that they should override more immediate desires?

- Nejat Ezal
Bungee jumping from a balloon
After six weeks of traveling in Europe and Turkey, Nejat joined his brother, Kenan, working as an engineer at Delco Systems Operations in Santa Barbara. He supported Titan IV rocket launches.  He was one of the 10 people in the room that give the “Go”/”No go” for launch.
There is too much beauty and friendship in this world to be stuck in a routine job.

- Nejat Ezal
Do I desire money, security, stability? 
No, I long for fulfillment, a sense of purpose
(Even if my GSL is not paid off)

- Nejat Ezal
Titan IV launch vehicle
Backpacking in Yosemite with his father
Nejat began scuba diving and was a volunteer at the Marine Mammal Center, when he decided that he didn’t want to spend the rest of his life in an office. Despite a promising career, after 2.5 years, he decided in 1993 to quit and pursue a PhD in marine biology.
Kenan and Nejat
In Seattle with Alan for Kenji Hashimoto's wedding
Christmas at home in Bakersfield
Santa Barbara beach with Steve Applebaum
Nejat's performance appraisal at Delco Systems Operations
Rescuing an injured whale