My road in life took a while to figure out.
I was raised by a single mother who emigrated from India to the U.S.
As a child, I had lofty ideas for what I wanted to be when I grew up: a bus driver, the first female major league baseball player, the person who cured cancer, and even a shark researcher.
I attended Northern Illinois University, where I started out pursuing my dreams of studying sharks and curing cancer, but eventually discovered I had an interest in business and accounting.
Graduated with my bachelor’s degree in accounting and earned my certified public accountant (CPA) license.
My first job out of college was working as a manager for Arthur Andersen & Co.—I worked there for six years until the company collapsed in 2002 as a result of the Enron scandal.
After that, I began reevaluating my career but, with support from my former clients, I decided to continue working in this industry and got a job at Deloitte as an audit manager.
In 2008, I made partner at the firm and, in 2016, I became the first woman of color to serve as the managing partner for Consumer & Industrial Products Industry group.
In 2019, I became the consumer industry leader for all of the U.S. audit, tax, advisory, and consulting services at Deloitte.
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