I'm a Chennai-born, Calgary-brought up, Toronto-based Canadian with strong ties to my family & friends. I have two wonderful parents, who I consider more as my friends rather than authoritative figures. And a beautiful sister and brother-in-law who support and strengthen me every step of the way. Finally, I have a close group of friends who I consider to be my extended family. I am truly lucky.
I am fascinated with the world and am an avid traveler. I've been to over 30 cities in the past five years and plan to visit all seven continents by the time I turn 30. (3 more to go!) Thankfully, the work I do with Microsoft enables me to travel for my work, which further satisfies my curiosity and unquenchable wanderlust.
At my core, I am driven by passion. I only work on the things I'm passionate about and strive to pursue self-satisfaction and happiness. I am passionately curious about a great many things and challenge myself to always try new things (e.g., playing the guitar, learning new languages, cooking new dishes, and Salsa dancing). Above all, I pride myself on being accountable for my actions and while I may not know everything or be the wisest person, I work hard at always being kind and open-minded.
This spiel has likely come across as "serious" or "intense" but rest assured, I'm actually quite an optimistic, self-deprecating and humorous person who spends most of their time laughing at their own jokes (it's a habit I'm trying to overcome rather unsuccessfully...).