Born into a middle class family of immigrants to the USA from India, interest in poetry grew in high school. After several life changes, health challenges, and changes in profession, poetry became a solace along with writing for a living. Poems and essays have become a way of exploring the world and all that it has to offer through life experiences. This poet is a biochemist, IT professional, teacher, businesswoman, and professional writer. Poetry is the author's chance to relax and unwind from the rigors of life.