I am currently a Professor of Mathematics at Ohlone College in Fremont, California in the United States. I have been teaching in the United
States since 2003. Prior to teaching, I was an engineer in Silicon Valley since 1996. I loved teaching so much that I quit my engineering job in November 2004. Then began the arduous quest for a
full-time teaching position. I was offered a position at Antelope Valley College starting Fall 2006 and I took it. In Fall 2015 I returned to the Bay Area as a professor at Ohlone College.
When I am not teaching mathematics, I can be found in the mountains somewhere around the world. These days I spend my time hiking, cycling, teaching yoga and sampling food from all over the world. I also love to climb rock walls as well as glaciated mountains. I have climbed in the Alps, Andes, Rockies, Cascades, Africa as well as the Sierras of California which I consider my backyard. Yosemite is hands down my favorite national park and as much as I travel to far away and different places, coming home to California and a trip to Yosemite remind me of how fortunate I am to live and work where I do,
I love to write and am fortunate to have some of my work published in The Star Weekend Magazine. Please check out some of my articles in the "Articles" section. The topics range from visiting my country of birth Bangladesh after a four year gap to suriviving the Tsunami of 2004 - I happened to be climbing by the ocean when the waves were coming. But mostly the articles are reflections from distant lands - reflections of people, places, moments, events (large and small) that have left imprints on my mind. I love to travel - it is highly educational for me and it gives me tremendous pleasure to learn something new about a person or place.
I have been working on my Spanish for the last 12 years. It all began when I attended a two week immersion course at the Forester Instituto Internacional in San Jose, Costa Rica in December, 2007. Spanish is such a beautiful language and the friendly people of Costa Rica taught me so much, not just Spanish, but also aspects of their culture, wildlife, cuisine and off course futbol!
But it did not stop there. Since then I have traveled to Guatemala, Uruguay, Panama, the Dominican Republic, Spain, and Argentina to learn this amazing language. I consider myself fluent, but I am
always learning new vocabulary and grammar every trip that I take.
Languages have always been fascinating to me. I grew up in London, Rome, Bombay and Dhaka and learned the primary languages in all those cities. But my desire to learn Spanish stemmed from the fact that where I live there is a very large Spanish speaking population. Another motivation was my frequent climbing trips to South and Central America where knowing Spanish is valuable.
These days I travel to Argentina every year. I am in love with this beautiful country in a constant state of chaos. It's difficult to describe one thing that draws me to this place, but if I had to give one reason it would be the people. The people of Argentina have opened their hearts and doors to me. I will keep going back.
In 2014 I took a Yoga Teacher Training course at Yogaworks - it changed my life. Now, in addition to teaching Math full time, I teach 3 yoga classes a week. Helping people find that much needed
connection between mind and body and realizing their full potential is very rewarding. I also love the diversity of students in my yoga classes. I love the challenge of teaching a class to different
abilities. I believe in modifications and I believe yoga is for everyone! Click here for for information on my yoga teaching and yoga during my travels - www.yogamatique.com .
I hope you find this site interesting and all the best for 2019.