What is one thing you couldn't live without?
Coffee. Coffee is something I never say no to. I can have a cup of coffee anytime of the day. When my kids are building Lego sets they comment that mommy's most favorite room in the Lego house would be the one that has the little coffee mug in it.
2. What are three traits to describe yourself?
Trust worthy, Hardworking, friendly
3. What is one of your guilty pleasures?
Shopping :). Shopping is sometimes the answer to all of my questions. I shop when I am happy, I shop when I am sad, I shop when I am overwhelmed with things & I shop when I have nothing to do. I think online shopping is the best invention ever.
4. What is the best book you have ever read?
Lean In: Women, Work, and the will to lead. I like to read nonfiction books in general and books about professional women in particular. This book really resonated with me. It makes me realize that any woman can have a fulfilling career along with a family life. I reread highlighted portions of this book when I need a boost to my self-confidence. I feel like the author is directly talking to me in many portions of the book. My favorite quote from the book is that "Careers are a jungle gym, not a ladder".
5. What is one accomplishment at MAeHC that you are the most proud of? Why?
I have been working on the QDC ever since my first day at MAeHC and have seen it grown leaps and bounds. My proudest day was the day we realized that we have data on the QDC for at least one patient from every single state in our country. I believe that in your job you have to build something that outlives you. I am proud to be part of building something that is touching so many people's lives in this country.
6. What is your favorite sports team?
Patriots. I love watching sports in general & I am a major fan of all Boston Sports teams. I have been to games at Gillette, Fenway & TD Garden. The Patriots are an inch closer to my heart than the rest. I am a nervous wreck during their key games. My game day superstitions can be a conversation item for another time :)
7. If you could visit one landmark, which would it be and why?
Taj Mahal. There is a quote that there are 2 kinds of people in the world. Those who have visited Taj Mahal and love it and those who have not seen the Taj and love it. I am sure that if I am fortunate enough to visit it someday; it will be all that I imagine and more.
8. Do you speak any other languages?
My native language is Tamil. Tamil is one of the oldest languages aging approximately 3000 years. It is still spoken by more than 80 million people. I can speak , read & write in Hindi as well which is one of the 2 national languages of India.