In addition to co-founding and serving as the third Chair of AASoCV, I have served as Community Relations Director of this organization and am currently its Chair of the Governance Committee. My other volunteer work includes local ESL and Citizenship programs for refugees and immigrants as well as the Virginia Asian Advisory Board.
Hailing from Bombay, India, I am an Analytical Chemist by profession, but my deep passions are very evident in strong family values, community involvement, volunteerism, history, and travel. Having served under five Virginia governors for different Boards & Commissions, I currently serve on the Solar Energy Authority for Governor Youngkin. As a constant liaison among the different Asian communities, I advocate for causes that strengthen their identities and support diversity in all facets.
I had the privilege of serving the Asian American community as chairman of AASoCV for seven years (2015-2021) and as a board member since 2008. I am grateful for the opportunity to serve along other wonderful board members.
After immigrating to the US as a teenager, I attended high school and college in North Carolina. I have been working in the information technology field, primarily for the financial industry in the last 20 years. Married with 2 children, I love traveling with my family and trying new foods. In my spare time, I actively engage in community and non-profit work, even co-founded a cultural performance organization called “Pacific Arts Troupe.”