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Meet the Team: Justin

If I may be so bold as to package up a few of Justin's dreams: He would love to be a ramen-noodle-eating astronaut that spends his days exploring the cosmos, playing videos games, watching movies, saving animals, while maintaining a close connection with friends and family. I now bring you the clever and caring Justin Murphy.

How long have you worked for Kosh? Just about 8 months now

What do you do here at Kosh? Technical support on the CRC team, helping resolve everyday issues that slow down business flow.

Where are you from? Earth. More specifically, I'm from Albuquerque, NM.

Before working at Kosh, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had? I worked briefly at Amazon as a contractor and the most interesting thing about that was how little work actually got done by average employees every day.

What did you dream of “being” when you were in high school? I always wanted to be an astronaut.

What drew you to the idea of being an astronaut? I think it's the vastness and the unknown of space, ya know? Like, what's out there? I want to see that. Instead of flying around in a spaceship I play this game called No Man's Sky when I try to relax after playing something else. And all you do in that game is fly through space and visit weird alien worlds.

What are your "passion projects" (hobbies, dreams, activities) that get your feet out of bed? I enjoy playing video games with my friends and going to the movie theater with friends and family. I'm a huge media consumer. I also really enjoy driving, both small drives around town and larger road trips to different places.

Who is your hero and why? My parents. They were foster parents for 20 years and that has shown me how patience, understanding, and compassion can change lives.

What really makes you angry? When people say "ATM machine." What do they think the M in ATM stands for?

What makes you really happy? Video games, family and friends, making/baking and eating food and baked goods.

Tell us something about yourself that would surprise us. I can solve a Rubik's cube in a couple minutes.

What is the best book you have ever read? Ubik by Philip K Dick because it's so darn strange.

What is the best concert you attended? I'm not much of a concert goer, live music doesn't captivate me the same way it does others. But I did go to a Black Sabbath show once and it was truly memorable. I'm going to a System of a Down concert in LA in February and I'm pretty excited for that, especially since I turned down the opportunity to see them once and then they went on hiatus for many years. [UPDATE: The System of a Down concert was amazing! Definitely the best I've been to!]

If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be? Ramen noodles.

Are we talking the college kind of ramen or the fancy kind at a restaurant? Oh the fancy kind, of course. I enjoy the other types of too but I really like the ramen you can get in restaurants.

Is there a best place to get ramen in ABQ or in some other city? Hmmm here in ABQ I think the ramen I like best so far is at Oni Noodles downtown. But the best I've ever had is at Kizuki Ramen in Seattle.

What would you like to be known for? Being kind and being funny.

If you could go back in time, what year would you travel to? 2016, I need to stop that kid from falling in Harambe's habitat.

What's your favorite holiday? International Lefthanders Day for sure. August 13. And Halloween for a more average answer.

I will celebrate August 13th with you! What was your favorite subject in school? Math, I was too good at that stuff.

Why didn't you pursue something more related to math? I just found it kinda boring.

Do you collect anything? No formal collections of note. I have a pretty good meme catalog, though.

What is a meme catalog? If I come across a meme or something that makes me laugh, I'll just save it to my phone, that's all.

If you had to change careers, what would you change to? Without any form of training? Astronaut.

Do you have a most “exciting” moment? One time I found a small kitten in a dumpster. I brought it home and found an owner for it. Saved that guy's life.

What is something you are proud of? I have achieved affiliate status with, a streaming platform. I can now monetize my content and earn some extra cheddar cheese!

Anything else you would like the public and your Kosh colleagues to know? I lived in Seattle for 2 years and would definitely move back to the PNW if given the chance. Probably not Seattle though, too busy for me.

Thank you for sharing!

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