Education: Ed.D., Ed.M., Harvard Graduate School of Education (Counseling and Consulting Psychology); Diploma, Family Institute of Cambridge; M.S., Boston University (Film, School of Public Communications); B.A., Beaver College (Honors); Jr. B.A., University of Bombay, Bombay, India (Economics and Political Science)
BSC Activities and Interests: My BSC activities include academic counseling, consulting, teaching the Reading Course, co-supervising the ESL Peer Consulting Program, working with DACA students, co-leading the Dissertation Writers’ Support Group, co-facilitating workshops on learning with a bilingual mind, and working with individual students who may feel challenged in completing theses dissertations. I am the BSC liaison for Dudley House and the Harvard Kennedy School.
My interests include consultation to students, faculty, and staff about different learning styles, interpersonal issues in classrooms and residences, working effectively with advisers/advisees and mentors/mentees, and diversity and inclusion on campus. I am also interested in working with students on time and task management; consulting to rooming groups, groups/teams in workplace contexts, and student organizations; and facilitating conflict management/resolution. In all of my work with students, my effort is to meet the whole person, to start where they are, to understand more explicitly how they find their work to be derailed or delayed, to discover what might be an obstacle, and to help create a safe space in which to experience the vulnerabilities of being a learner.
Outside of the BSC: I have backgrounds in film-making, indigenous textile development/marketing, women-owned businesses, college administration, and in teaching at the graduate level at several institutions. Currently, I am Professor and Dean of the Graduate School of Psychology and Counseling at Cambridge College. I am a licensed psychologist. My other professional interests include international development, human rights, exploring women’s experience, and working with LGBTQ individuals.
Personal: I was born and raised in Bombay, India, and came to U.S. as undergraduate transfer student from University of Bombay (1967). I have two children.