Growing up as a child of Indian immigrants, I had the importance of education instilled in me from an early age. My parents emphasized not only the academic aspects, but also fundamental family values such as empathy, compassion, honor, and hard work. I graduated from Chapman University, earning a BS degree in data science, and this achievement is a testament to the value I place on education and the doors it can open for both personal and professional growth. Reflecting on my academic journey, I am profoundly grateful for the teachers who played pivotal roles in shaping my education. Their influence has inspired me to pay it forward and make a meaningful impact on my own students.
My teaching journey began tutoring at Kumon, where I discovered my passion for guiding and supporting others in their academic pursuits. Later, as a swim instructor at DACA, I had the incredible opportunity to work with individuals of various ages and abilities. This experience underscored the importance of inclusivity and adaptability in teaching. Now, I love teaching math to high school students and helping them develop confidence in a subject that many find intimidating.
In my role as an educator, I strive to embody the values I’ve learned from my family and the teachers who shaped my path. I am dedicated to imparting knowledge, fostering growth, and instilling a love for learning in those I have the privilege to teach.
Outside the realm of academia, I find great joy in sports, quality time with my family and friends, and anime.