I have been fascinated by religion, its histories and cultures, since I was a teenager living in India. This interest led me to undertake extensive travelling and eventually to graduate work in religious studies, with a special focus on Hinduism and women. As a student, I also encountered and joined the Bahá’í Faith.
Over the years, I have greatly enjoyed helping students learn, and have taught a wide variety of courses in the field of religious studies. At the same time, I have been interested in issues of social justice and equity, nonviolence and conflict resolution, as well as interfaith dialogue, and so have been involved, often in a leadership role, with many community organizations that address these issues.