My passion is growing women in tech starting with high school students to professionals. I am an immigrant nerd, who landed in Chicago with $250 and with the help of a teaching assistantship, scholarship and an academic community of support, grew intellectually and emotionally. Later, my friends and network helped me get the first job and till date, all opportunities in my life came through my network who believed in me. Throughout my journey, I learned the importance of communities and at every step, I have built communities or been part of one. Most importantly, I also learned how to pay it forward.