I work in US Bank as Assistant Vice President, Technology Portfolio Management. My wife, Shailaza works in IBM, son in college and daughter working in Minneapolis. I have lived in Rochester, MN since 2005 and have volunteered in various organizations and served as board member in Hindu Samaj Temple and past president of Project Management Institute, Rochester Chapter. My passion is volunteerism and helping the community in the best possible way. My role as President will be setting the strategy and direction of the Association to help meet organization goals to connect, collaborate and educate people on cultural values India brings to the greater Rochester area.
I am originally from Kerala, a tiny State in the Southern part of India. I am a lisenced social worker by profession and woworkrks in Mayo Clinic's Child Advocacy Center. As a resident of Rochester, I have been involved with the functioning of various nonprofit organizations and have collaborated with interdisciplinary teams for community projects. My husband Unni and our three boys enjoy being part of the Rochester fabric. I am grateful to have the opportunity to be part of the ICAM Board of Directors.
Indian Cultural Association of Minnesota’s purpose is to connect, educate and celebrate. Rochester is a culturally diverse community and I look forward to collaborating with other organizations to celebrate the uniqueness of each culture. I am excited to be on the board as the General secretary. I am passionate about serving the community and look forward to connecting ICAM with other organizations. I like to read, sing and enjoy walking. I love to travel and have been to many countries. I live in Rochester with my husband. We have one daughter who lives in Minneapolis with her husband.
I am excited to be the treasurer of ICAM. At this moment in America, it is extremely important for us to appreciate all the ways we contribute to this country. We should simultaneously celebrate our cultural heritage even as we connect with friends and neighbors from various other backgrounds. ICAM was created to facilitate these celebrations and these connections. I am thankful to be a part of this endeavor. I am a Genomics Researcher at Mayo Clinic and I serve as the President of the People’s Food Co-op. I am a vegetarian who enjoys cooking and entertaining. I love classic cars and can be seen driving my 1966 Pontiac LeMans around town. I also regularly do Pilates, Yoga, Middle Eastern dance, and Classical Indian dance.
I was born and brought up in the rich cosmopolitan culture of Mumbai, India and moved to the USA in 2008. I have been resident of Rochester, MN, for 7 years with my husband and two daughters. I like to share and learn about diverse cultures and am looking forward to joining the ICAM team and contributing to their mission to connect, collaborate, and educate people regarding Indian culture. As an educational director, I hope to provide the tool of Hindi Language to our next generation so they can connect with their extended families and use it to get acquainted with their roots. I enjoy cooking, dancing, and spending time with family and friends.
I am proud to be on the ICAM board as Member at large, where I will collaborate with other directors to promote the organization. I am currently the President of Hindu Samaj Temple in Rochester, MN. My hopes are for the Organization to grow exponentially in the various arts and culture that holds the Indian Subcontinent together while uniting similar organizations in SE Minnesota. I am passionate about service and being involved in diverse community activities. I am a Physician by Profession and work at MCHS- Cannon Falls as a Hospitalist. I volunteer at the Temple and am involved in actively trying to build a New Temple. My husband and I live in Zumbrota. My daughter is an Internal Medicine Resident at Gundersen Health System, La Crosse, WI and my son is doing his final year of engineering at Madison.
Rochester has been my home for the last 18 years. I have been involved in Tamil school since its inception and continued to teach younger kids. I live with my wife and two wonderful kids. I am a Professor of Radiology. In addition to my passion for biomedical research, my interest and hobbies are towards technology. I am thankful to be serving at ICAM in communications and excited to serve the community. My goal with ICAM is to be able to execute the ideas of the team and effectively share them with everyone.