Get to know Kshama Roy, Marketing and Social Media Co-Chair
- How would you spend an afternoon in a new city? Both I and my wife love to travel to new cities. While exploring a new city, we try to follow few regular kinds of stuff (e.g. go to the most unique local shops including a coffee shop, try the unique food, take a photo together at the most iconic place) and always one new thing that we haven’t tried before! For example, on our last trip to San Francisco, we stayed in a hostel (https://www.greentortoisesf.com/) for the first time rather than staying in a hotel and the experience was simply unique and amazing!
- Outside of YPAC, I’m passionate about… I am passionate about volunteering and making a difference in a community with my ideas! People who worked with me for a longer period know myself as an ‘Idea Generator’! Wherever I volunteer, I want to make my presence count – This I believe is the greatest passion of mine!
- Best advice you’ve ever received? I believe that I possess an inherent knack for leadership which has been honed through the academic and non-academic leadership activities that I have led. I believe holding the positions of leadership is simply the happy outcome of seeking the chance to create change! I love reading quotes on leadership and the best advice I received is from Lao Tzu, a Chinese Taoist philosopher who quoted: ‘A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.’
- Why did you join YPAC? I always love to work with the young generation as I strongly believe that a brand new unique solution can only come from a fresh and innovative young brain that can see a thing from a completely new perspective! Therefore, my thought was that by joining the YPAC, I would be able to be part of a group of ambitious and innovative young professionals who are motivated to make a positive impact on our industry. Believe me or not, I was absolutely right!
- How do you measure success in your career? Success for me can best be achieved by continuously challenging myself, setting goals, and then meeting or exceeding those goals. I will consider myself successful in my career only when I will be remembered by my peers not only for contributing to society but also for motivating them in the same ideology.