EP 48: Dr. Indu Ambudkar AKA "MomKarsh"

2017-2-23

What a treat. Dr. Indu Ambudkar of the National Institute of Dental Research (National Institutes of Health) also known as "MomKarsh" stops by Headgum HQ on her 63rd Birthday to chat with Utkarsh about her upbringing in India, her feelings of being an outsider as a youth, growing up in a convent school and how a chance encounter with a school dean started her on a path towards a PHD in biochemistry. They then discuss how she met and married Dr. Suresh Ambudkar aka "DadKarsh" and their wild journey to America where they had a knuckle-headed child. Dr. Ambudkar discusses the challenges of raising a child in a different country than her own, as well the exhausting life that is being a working mother. Finally, she imparts some wisdom to young people (especially women) listening on the right mindset to keep when chasing dreams and attacking life. She's a mom, she's a world-renowned scientist, she's a badass. DO NOT MISS HISTORY BEING MADE!!!