Great article. I’ve experienced the “where are you from?” vs. “What do you do?” cultural divide. I never understood the first question — who cares where you are from? Tell me more about where you have been, what you’ve done, what you are working on, thinking about, talking about. Tell me about who you are, not some label that you might or might not fit in to, because when it comes down to it, I don’t want to be labeled either.