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Background

I was born in India, where I received my undergraduate degree in electrical engineering. I pursued my master’s degree in the same subject at California State University, Northridge. I have worked at Synopsys Inc. for the last 24 years, helping major semiconductor companies design their chips to be faster, smaller and more power efficient.

Career path

While at Kenan-Flagler, I would like to leverage my technology background to further my passion for sustainability and entrepreneurship. The project “Sustainability in the Technology Industry: Challenges and Opportunities” will give me in-depth, hands-on experience to research the current methodologies employed by software and hardware companies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, energy use, water use and waste generation. Also, I am very excited to join the Center for Sustainable Enterprise team and contribute to its ESG and impact investing work in the technology sector. My long-term goal is to lead result-driven corporate, social and environmental responsibility (CSER) initiatives at technology companies through strategic development and business operations.

Interest/hobbies

I am passionate about sustainability and STEM education. I have coached K-12 students to participate in green initiatives and robotics competitions. I have taught therapeutic yoga as community service for the last 19 years to all age groups. In my free time, I enjoy travelling, singing, painting and reading nonfiction books.