I live with my husband, son, and daughter in Pennsylvania. I am a Technical Programme Manager in the day and proud mother 24/7! I love writing, movies, and Indian food!
My hobbies are movies, music, and books. My interests are communication and engagement. My background is an Indian immigrant in the US married to an American – I met him as a graduate student!
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I am a Technical Programme Manager in Johnson Matthey’s Clean Air sector. My role is responsible for management of raw materials enabling product innovation.
I am responsible for management of technical program portfolios for specific raw material categories. My role involves project management to deliver successful outcomes. My role delivers projects targeted at enabling product innovation, cost reduction, and supply chain security.
My Typical Day:
I wake up and turn on my laptop (to check e-mails or join a meeting). I start work earlier than 8 AM, where I make many calls. Then I have snack, lunch, and walk breaks, during the day in between meetings and instant messages. I leave my laptop at 5 PM, and in the night it’s back to my laptop to send e-mails.
What I'd do with the prize money:
Community volunteering: potential opportunities to visit local schools / bring your child to work day.
Outreach to local communities: Scientific experiments and teaching opportunities at schools.
Volunteering: Socially distanced Chester County and Perkiomen Valley events.
Indian Institute of Technology – Madras
University of Delaware
Senior Secondary Education: Computer Science.
College: Bachelor of Technology, Chemical Engineering.
University: Doctor of Philosophy, Chemical Engineering.
Technical Programme Lead
Global Raw Material Specialist
Raw Materials Specialist
Raw Materials Chemist
Raw Materials Quality Engineer
Product Quality Engineer
Senior Research Scientist
Technical Programme Manager
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Smart, funny, quiet
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If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!
Be healthy, happy, and successful
Tell us a joke.
Knock Knock, Who's There? Pizza. Knock Knock, Who's There? Pizza. Knock Knock, Who's There? Orange. Orange Who? Orange you glad I did not say Pizza?!