I was born in India and some even years later left India to accompany my parents to Ibadan, Nigeria, where my father was a professor in the University. I finished my high school in the International School, Ibadan and went back to India for my undergraduate and graduate degree. Later my parents moved from Nigeria to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, so I accompanied them there. I worked as a Research Associate in the Chemistry Department in the University of Addis Ababa. After one year I got admitted to the Ph.D. program at the Department of Chemistry in the University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio, hence moved to Toledo. Four years later, before graduation I got a postdoctoral position at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, NY. I joined the postdoctoral position and graduated three months later. One year later I went to Department of Chemistry, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada for another postdoctoral fellowship. At the end of one year I was offered a teaching position at Park College (now Park University), Kansas City, MO. After 11 years of teaching I taught for two years at Shenandoah University in Winchester, VA. Now I am settled in West Palm Beach, working at Palm Beach State College in the chemistry department.

Personal Interests

I am primarily a science fan, most of my interests revolve around science. I love reading magazines (some science and some general interest) and books (mostly mystery and comedy) and watching movies (comedy and action).

My parents developed my interest in traveling. When I was young (seems so long ago....!!) our family traveled to Europe (Rome, Paris, London and Switzerland) and we came to States before we moved here. We visited the normal places like Disney World in Florida and Hollywood in California and of course New York City and Washington D.C. I, with my brother, have visited a number of places in North America since moving here some nine years ago:

Baltimore, Boston, Buffalo, Chicago, Cleveland (home of the Sea World), Detroit, Gatlinburg (Smokey Mountains), Las Vegas, Minneapolis (American Mall), New Orleans, New York City, Osage Beach, Philadelphia, Sandusky (Cedar Point), Seattle, St. Louis, Toronto, Vancouver, Washington D.C., and so many little towns that I cannot remember the names of.

I have driven across British Columbia with my parents; it was absolutely the best drive/trip!!

I have made several international trips to various countries: Egypt, Jordan, Peru, Brazil, Czech Republic, Slovak Republic and of course back to India a few times.

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