Graduating in 1993 from High School in Exeter, New Hampshire, Azathar has attended five schools, starting at the University of Massachusetts Boston and currently studying at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. His education has also included a summer French Immersion program at the Université Sainte-Anne in Church Point, Nova Scotia, Canada in 1998. C.J. has a Bachelors in Science in Psychology and Criminal Justice 2002 and is currently working on his Master's in Community Social Psychology.
Eventually, he would like to earn a Ph.D. in Social Psychology, and become a tenured Professor and Researcher at a university, teaching social psychology and conducting research.
Currently, Azathar works at University of Massachusetts Lowell in a computer lab. Basically, he gets paid to sit and do homework, and help out the occasional student with program problems, and refill the paper tray in the printers.
Azathar is a self-proclaimed geek, an assessment that his cousin Chris would also agree with.
An avid table-top role-playing gamer], Azathar has been playing Dungeons and Dragons and other rpgs in one form or another since 1981, including the d20 game system, Gamma World, Star Trek (FASA & GURPS Prime Directive), Dr. Who (FASA), Star Frontiers, Boot Hill and others.
In the spring of 2003, C.J. got to meet one of his idols, the co-Creator of Dungeons and Dragons: Gary Gygax. Besides getting books autographed, C.J. got to participate in a game DM'd by Gary.
Besides RPGs, C.J. is a fan of Star Trek, in all of its forms, but especially likes Deep Space 9 the best, due to its intrigue and dark elements.
Azathar runs a Star Trek Play By-e-Mail call the Federation Starship Tomar. This simm is a member of Bravo Fleet, which is a group of Star Trek simms set in a cooperative setting. He also owns and Co-Moderate a LJ Community called Bravo_Fleet.
He is also an avid reader of Science Fiction and Fantasy novels and stories. C.J. Cheryh, H.P. Lovecraft, and Isaac Asimov are among his favorite writers.
Azathar also enjoys watching cartoons, including many old-school ones, but he also watches some modern ones, including Invader Zim, South Park, Beavis & Butt-Head, Spongebob Squarepants (its a secret addiction), and Tenchi Muyo. G.I. Joe, Voltron, Star Blazers, and Transformers sit at the top of the old-school list.
Social Perception of RPG Gamers, Connections between Twins, Connections between Anti-Social Behaviors and role-playing games (if any exists), connections between stereotype threat and participation in role-playing games and LARPS (Live Action Role-Playing), Perceptions of volunteers and professionals, Effects of space travel on psychological well-being, Effects of space travel on social interaction, Perceived Leadership abilities, Deviant Behaviors: Genetic vs. environmental effects.