Shriaa has worked for the past 5 years as a passionate event planner helping non-profit organizations, and corporations reach their fundraising and event planning goals. She has a MBA from University of Windsor, and a Bachelors in Communications from Rutgers University. After living in Windsor for 3 years, and in North America for 14, Shriaa is excited to learn and grow in her new role with WEtech Alliance. Shriaa is looking forward to connecting tech talent, community, and companies and wants to hear from you!
We sat down with Shriaa for a rapid-fire Q&A to get to know her better.
Q: Describe yourself in five words.
A: Passionate, Caring, Fighter, Pet-Mom, Direct
Q: Are you more of a hunter or a gatherer?
Q: What would the title of your autobiography be called?
A: It would be called “Dil Toh Pagal Hai.” In hindi, that means my heart is crazy. I picked this title because my personal past can be a lesson in managing relationships in a strict South Asian household while growing up in America.
Q: If you could be any animal in the world, what animal would you be and why?
A: I would be an Elephant because they are high in emotional intelligence, funny, and can scare anyone.
Q: What’s your favourite ’90s jam?
A: Everybody – Backstreet Boys
Q: What would your pet say about you if we asked for a reference?
A: My guinea pigs would say that their mom annoys them by singing too much to them.
Q: You’re a new addition to the crayon box. What color would you be and why?
A: I would be Pastel Blue because its a color that is makes you feel peaceful when you look at it and that is how I want people to feel when they interact with me. It will bring balance to the bold colors in the crayon box.
Q: What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever eaten?
A: Ice-cream, Fries, and Mayonnaise!
Q: What do you work toward in your free time?
A: I love cooking so whenever I have extra time, I work on improving recipes, and inventing new ones. If there is a special occasion coming up, I like making desserts for that occasion, and focus on improving my technique.
Q: What were you like in high school?
A: I was A-B student depending on the subject. I spent time exploring my interests, and discovered event planning. I was on my High School Varsity Bowling Team, and won a few awards. I was a part of the National Honor Society, and Orchestra. I had a small group of friends.
Q: Favourite superhero?
Q: What Friends character do you most identify with?
A: I think I am combination of Monica, and Rachel, but higher percentage Monica.
Q: What accomplishment are you most proud of?
A: In my culture and family, it is rare for a girl to move away from her parents house. While it is not something others in my family consider an accomplishment, I would, as I moved out of my home and established myself in another country.
Q: Who would play you in a movie?
A: Mindy Kaling.
Q: What is your best feature?
A: I think in the physical sense, I think my hair is my best feature. In the non-physical sense, I like that whenever someone comes over to my house, they can feel at home.
Q: Have you ever tried to do something and you knew that you were going to be really bad at it, but you did it anyway?
A: I am not a good painter, yet I do it anyway because I like how peaceful I feel during it.
Q: You’re on death row. What’s your last meal?
A: My grandmother’s Daal and Rice.
Q: What is one thing you’re most excited for in joining the WEtech Alliance team?
A: I am excited to plan events, especially if and when we do Nerd Olympics again.
Editor’s note: Nerd Olympics will definitely be coming back as soon as it’s safe to do so!