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I grew up and went to school in India. I have a masters in physical chemistry from University of Bombay. During my schooling years, I moved eight schools in different states in India. Due to this, I became fluent in eight different Indian languages. Konkani is my mother tongue and I can speak Hindi, Telugu, Marathi, Tamil, Malayalam and understand Punjabi and Gujarati very well. I have been married for 29 years to my husband Anil who has been a great role model and inspiration to me. I have two children, Sneha my daughter, started grad school this year in new York and is majoring toward being an Interaction Designer and Varun my son, graduated from Berkeley this year and is working at a start up in San Francisco. I completed my teaching credential when I moved to the U.S. I started teaching at Portal School in 1998 and have been here ever since. I enjoy teaching. Some of my hobbies are hiking, cooking, reading and hanging out with my family and friends. Just recently, I completed an additional masters in instructional technology. I worked really hard and I feel very proud of my achievement.