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October 12, 2021 62 min

Johnny Nezha is the founder and CEO of a tech start-up, Khleon, an active contributor on the Vocal Media blog, and is currently attending Los Angeles City College in pursuit of his goals. Johnny was born in Albania but grew up in the suburbs of Venice, Italy. His travels have helped cultivate an interest in subjects such as astronomy and space travel, as well as more pressing topics including student visa issues and the human psyche. Join us as we explore Johnny’s unique interests, ambitions, and adventures - this is his student story.


  • 02:53 - What was life like growing up in Venice?
  • 04:22 - If someone were to visit the suburbs you grew up in, what would you want them to experience?
  • 04:51 - The origin of Johnny’s name
  • 07:08 - How did your parents’ businesses impact you, and what influence did your parents have on your life?
  • 09:20 - Where did your ambition come from?
  • 10:50 - Of all the pictures you currently have in your home, what is your favorite?
  • 12:19 - Was astronomy, thinking bigger, and being a dreamer an interest for you as a child?
  • 13:22 - Would you jump on the rocketship with Jeff Bezos if you could?
  • 14:41 - A private jet is waiting to take you anywhere in the world - where are you telling the pilot to go?
  • 15:48 - What are you most grateful for?
  • 17:03 - What are the things that keep you awake at night?
  • 18:38 - What puts you at peace?
  • 20:13 - How did Khleon come about, how do you find it, and what do you do?
  • 25:46 - Who are some ENTJ personalities?
  • 28:28 - What does OPT refer to?
  • 32:33 - What were some of the biggest surprises when you first came to the U.S.?
  • 35:34 - Why do you think Europe doesn’t feel as hospitable in your eyes as the U.S.?
  • 38:24 - What were some of the misconceptions you had about the U.S. before you came here?
  • 39:42 - What are some of the misconceptions people from the U.S. might have about international students?
  • 40:24 - Are there any customs in the U.S. that you’d like to see become customs in other countries?
  • 41:59 - Are there any traditions from Italy that you’d like to see brought to the U.S.?
  • 45:31 - With all your experiences in the U.S., do you think Khleon could have come about if you didn’t come to the U.S.?
  • 47:25 - You walk into a room for your 75th birthday, what would you hope they’re saying?
  • 50:37 - How has the visa process affected the life of international students? Immigration Reform
  • 55:51 - What is your favorite English slang word?
  • 55:52 - What are your favorite Italian slang words?
  • 58:35 - When will Study in the USA ask me to blog for them? Johnny’s Blog
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