I am an academic living in Ankara, Turkey. I started duplicate bridge around 1984 when I was a graduate student at ISU in Ames, Iowa. (Thanks to the departed Harvey Burkholder, the director of Ames Bridge Club during those years.)
Nowadays, I can only make time for playing in one or two major national team tournaments in my country each year. I also help administrate the web page of my bridge club: http://www.jeofizikbric.com/web/ind
Plus... it's free!