I create, educate, mother, engineer, inspire, communicate and connect.
I’m a STEAM education proponent. My education work started with teaching art to special needs kids back in 2008 and has now evolved into the co-existence of art with sciences. I co-founded Creative Corner Arts, in 2014 tying in Art to STEM (STEAM). I was the VP of STEMed Labs, Austin, TX in 2016.
I mother my beautiful and powerful daughter.
I engineer electrical circuits and audio technology.
I communicate my thoughts in my blog and write articles. Blog
I speak at events to inspire children to find their voices and contribute to our futures. I’ve spoken at STEM education events organized by STEMed Labs, GEN, GirlStart, 4H Capital via FabFems, City of Austin and ASU Prep Academy.
Most importantly, I connect all of this together to make my being.
I try to balance, connect and juggle a lot of different personality traits. The MBTI people say I’m an Advocate (INFJ). The Strengths Finder people say my strengths are: Empathy, Communication, Related, Developer, Discipline. As Elizabeth Gilbert talks about in her Curiosity leading to Passion talk, I’m a hummingbird going from tree to tree, flower to flower, trying this, trying that, creating a rich complex life for myself and cross-pollinating the world. Hummingbirds are people who bring an idea from one place to another where we learn something new, weave it in, take it to the next thing we do so that our perspectives end up keeping the entire culture aerated, mixed up and open to the new and fresh. So here I am. Artist, engineer, social entrepreneur and mama who loves drinking chai, gardening, the smell of rain, hand writing letters, bollywood songs, elephants, Bombay, Camp Grounded, STEM education, the color blue, hiking, star gazing, upcycling, yoga, paisley designs, ghazals, doing arts n crafts with my daughter, books, Pema, my family, friends and my hummingbird self.