I try to approach life with the bright eyed eagerness of a child. I
am kind, fun, very curious, adventurous, extroverted, love to
laugh, and easy going. Also anyone who's ever met me would describe
me as very creative and full of ideas. So gears are always turning
in my head. Also, I've always been open, straight forward, and
What else.....I love music and dancing. I play several musical
instruments, listen to music from all over the world (lately I'm on
a 1960's Hindi music kick), and will dance to almost
anything....from Indian Raas Garba to Hip-Hop and everything
I'm originally from Chicago. My passion for technology has made SF
my home for about 8 years now (whoa!). Moving to SF is one of the
best decisions I've ever made. It's amazing here! On weekends that
I'm free, even after so many years, I still feel like I'm on
vacation in my own city.
I feel incredibly lucky and rich because I have an amazing, loving,
and close family. I have one older sister who I'm very close to,
and I'm also close with my immediate and extended family. I love my
friends and family and am the type of person who draws soooo much
positive energy from seeing the people around me happy.
I'm the type that could just hop on a plane, go somewhere and have
a blast learning along the way. I think that learning, living and
loving through new experiences and spontaneity is diminished if
everything is planned.
I'm also easily amused. The minty zest from drinking water while
chewing gum makes me smile.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm a Product Manager. After graduating college with a degree in
Business, I worked as an accountant in Chicago for almost 3 years.
I left Chicago to pursue my passion for technology. My first job in
CA was at a big Bay Area tech company and have since worked at 3
startups. I love to learn and will find a way make my career match
my ambition....regardless of my degree, previous experience and/or
naysayers. That said, my job is a small part of who I am.
Music, fitness and adventure!! This year I want to average 60 miles
of running every month. Music wise, I am learning the guitar and
want to perform tabla with friends on stage and on Haight street.
So I spend a good amount of time on that stuff.
I’m really good at
Laughing until my eyes tear up, listening, wordplay, being super
inquisitive (as a child, my family hid screwdrivers when I was
around, otherwise I'd start taking stuff apart), making coffee
drinks (I'm a coffee geek and have a fancy coffee setup), being
spontaneous, driving (I knew every model of car on the road before
I knew my primary colors), being a tech geek (my favorite birthday
gift was a raspberry pi ---it's not a dessert, but rather a
tinkerers computer :) )
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm easy to talk to, have long eyelashes, and smile and laugh a
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
A Fine Balance, I know this Much is True, Shantaram, Einstein's
Dreams, Community, Daily Show, Colbert, True Detective, Friday
Night Lights, Modern Family, Game of Thrones, Autobiography of a
Yogi, Such a Long Journey, Fight Club, Dead Poet's Society, Lincoln
(....i want to take Bill and Ted's time machine to meet
Over the last year I really liked Dallas Buyers Club, American
Hustle, 12 Years a Slave, and Frozen
MUSIC: Depeche Mode, Radio Head, Notorious BIG, New Order, Erasure,
Almost all 80's New Wave, Michael Jackson, Cut Copy, LCD
Soundsystem, Lupe Fiasco, NAS, Gotan Project, mixtapes, Hindi, Old
Hindi, Zakir Hussain .....this list could go on and on. I LOVE
The six things I could never do without
Wit/Intelligence (seven things)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
how I am so easily captivated and am almost never bored. Random
things spark my brain to research, learn, understand, solve, and
ask more questions.
Also being in touch with my core. So I think about seeking
optimism, open-mindedness, happiness, kindness, generosity,
laughter and love in myself and the world around me.
On a typical Friday night I am
going to dinner with friends, cooking something new or grabbing a
drink for happy hour, but that's about it. I'm also perfectly
content reading or watching a movie and calling it a night. Also,
on Saturday mornings I like to run, so even more incentive for a
chill Friday. Saturday nights are typically more eventful and late.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I keep a cooking timer in my bathroom to prevent long showers.
You should message me if
You identify with kindness, laughter, honesty, spontaneity,
curiosity, and commitment.
There's something you liked about my profile.