Why did you want to join the USC Newcomers’ Club?
I joined Newcomers to meet new people since I didn’t know a soul when we moved here. Luckily, Newcomers has fixed that.
Where did you recently move from?
We moved here 4 years ago from Atlanta when my husband joined Bayer’s corporate headquarters in Robinson. While I love my new hometown, this winter has me missing the warmth.
Where did you grow up?
I grew up in Warner Robins, Georgia (which is just as small town-y as it sounds). But, our claim to fame is that the Pop Warner of Pop Warner Football is Warner Robins.
Where did you go to college and what did you study?
I went to Emory University in Atlanta for my undergrad (Political Science and English major), and the University of Georgia for my Masters in Journalism and my law degree. Yes, I spent waaaaay too many years in school.
What do you do for your day job?
I’m the Executive Director of the South Asian Bar Association of North America (SABA North America). It’s a minority bar association representing lawyers of South Asian descent in the U.S. and Canada.
Do you have any kids? If so what are their names and ages?
One goofy kid, Ayan, age 5. He’s my primary job, the other one is part time.
Do you have any pets?
Between Ayan and myself, we’re allergic to everything cuddly. And I’m not getting scales in this house.
What do you like to do for fun?
I love to read as long as there’s a happy ending (which mostly restricts me to romance and mystery), do puzzles, watch movies and bother my husband and son. So, basically, I’ve embraced my innate uncoolness.
What books on your shelf are begging to be read?
I’ve become a total addict to digitally checking books out of the library, so I have an insane number of books on hold, just waiting for me.
What’s the biggest goal you are working on now?
My biggest goal is made up of a thousand little goals. I desperately need to get both my house and my work organized. I keep hoping the efficiency fairy will stop by…she hasn’t.
What upcoming Newcomers’ event are you looking forward to attending?
Two of my favorite events of the year are still on the slate for this year: the Progressive Dinner and the Family Picnic/Egg Roll/Spring Event. Also, Community Day since I’m charge of it.