How do I explain myself as an unconventional person?
I'm all about empowerment and empathy, convinced that the right mix of skills can unlock untapped potential for individuals, teams, and organizations. I've learned from both successes and failures, using those experiences to bring structure, communication, collaboration, and organization to build winning teams.
I've been a go-getter since day one, snagging my Eagle Scout of America award at 15 and becoming a Certified Yoga Instructor at 25. It all stems from a genuine desire to connect with others and the world around me—embracing kindness, resilience, awkwardness, and bravery.
My roots are South Asian, Indo-Pak descent, and Spanish is my first language. I've lived in Chile, Mexico, and Spain, weaving a diverse tapestry into my story.
Throughout the journey, I've always carried these gifts with me. Whether captaining a sports team, rallying a group, delivering a tech training in a foreign language, launching a podcast, or throwing a boat party for a class of grad students (yes, I've done all that!), I've embraced every opportunity.
My life hasn't followed a set path, and I've learned to be comfortable with that. It's made me who I am today—embracing courage, bravery, vulnerability, and whole-heartedness, especially during the rough patches. Thanks for checking out my story. Hope you're enjoying the ride on my website.
My Career Journey
I completed my studies at the University of Notre Dame earning a double major in Information Technology, Operations and Analytics, and Spanish Languages and Literature. My professional journey commenced as a systems analyst at Accenture, in the Chicago office, where I crafted functional and technical documents throughout the analyze, design, and build stages of a predictive, waterfall-driven project lifecycle. Accenture provided me with the chance to venture into consulting within the airline sector through its former subsidiary, Navitaire, based out of Minneapolis, MN. This entity was later acquired by Amadeus in 2015.
It was around then that time where I decided to flip badges and transfer from consulting to industry as a project manager for Southwest Airlines. In this capacity, I gained extensive knowledge in user acceptance testing, quality assurance, pre-production validation, and go-live readiness. On the weekends, I returned to the lecture halls to complete my Executive MBA at the University of Texas at Austin.
Post-graduation, I returned to Chicago for a brief stint at United Airlines working in International Network Planning, before returning to technology consulting for Slalom. I have since deepened my technical knowledge in Cloud computing, Scrum, Customer Relationship Management, Reporting and Analytics, Enterprise Resource Planning, and Agile methodologies, which allows me to flex across multiple technology disciplines as a project manager and industry subject matter expert. You can learn more about my specializations by visiting this page.