Going Places


When Sridhivya Kumar first moved to the United States, she hesitated to order from an American coffee shop, dined mostly on native Indian food and felt uncertain of how to manage public transportation. Today nearly three years later, Sri, as her colleagues know her, laughs at her early insecurities. She confidently orders her regular Caramel Macchiato coffee and dines at her favorite burrito restaurant. She’s even shed public transportation for a driver’s license that enables her to drive to the University of Mary Washington Stafford campus for night classes to earn a master's degree in Management Information Systems. “I love information systems,” said Kumar, who earned a bachelor’s in commerce from Madras University in India. “I get to talk to people in real-time technology who operate software, know how to build things, exchange ideas, approach problems.” Kumar was born in Tiruppur, India, before moving to Northern Virginia. She was drawn to UMW’s Master of Science in … [Read more...]