I was born in Gujarat, India and moved to the US when I was nine with my brother and parents. I have been in the Chicago area for most of the past 20 years.
I grew up with a large extended family having a lot of cousins around Chicagoland and in India. Family get-togethers were a big part of my upbringing, especially around Hindu holidays. I hope to share these traditions with our child while also making sure our child appreciates and has respect for all cultures, especially that of his or her birth parents.
My parents, brother, and sister-in-law live in the suburbs of Chicago and we see them several times a month. Family time often involves board games (Michael introduced Yahtzee and my sister-in-law regularly hosts weekly virtual Indian bingo with friends and family), viewings of Indian TV shows (Michael is now becoming familiar thanks to subtitles), and tasty meals (often cooked by my mother). We hope to share these experiences with our child, and know our families are excited to welcome a baby into their lives. I received my MBA and have worked as a consultant and corporate strategy professional since college. Outside of work, I enjoy reading a good novel, biking to explore new neighborhoods in our great city, and getting together with friends for dinner or board games.