Uptown Mugs #30 – Sharon Rathod

Sharon Rathod is the Facility Director of ConnexionWorks, the most flexible and lively co-working office space in Uptown SJ and a Project Coordinator at iSpire-Inspired Technologies. She is very passionate about Saint John and strives to build a stronger and connected entrepreneurial community with the support from the co-founders of ConnexionWorks and many supportive groups from the city.

Let's learn a bit more about Sharon…

1. Where were you born??

City: Hyderabad
Province/State: Andhra Pradesh
Country: India

2. How long have you been a part of the uptown scene?

Since the time I moved here to do my MBA at UNB in 2012.

3. Who is someone you are inspired by?

Go Getters. People who do not dwell on problems but find solutions. Nobel Prize Winner, Muhammad Yunus would be an example but Jesus Christ is definitely my role model.

4. What is your favorite season, and why?

Summer. Reason is probably obvious for many people this winter but it is mostly because I enjoy the warmth, natural light, greenery and people coming back from hibernation 😉

5. What is your ultimate favorite snack food?

It is hard to pick. Could be anything from samosas, cheezies, potato chips, pretzels, chocolate cakes and apple pies

6. Coffee, tea, or other?

Both occasionally.

7. Any pets?

Had a whole range of pets from dogs, rabbits, love birds, fishes and more in India. I love dogs but chose not to have any right now.

8. Most guilty pleasure?

Indulging in chocolate desserts and experiencing different cuisines.

9. Favorite book? Movie?

?The Prodigal God by Timothy Keller? is my recent favorite. I normally enjoy inspirational and realistic books.

10. What is your Uptown Insider Tip??

I love my time at ConnexionWorks where I work and also get to meet many people, love to see the Cruise ships, Buskers Festival and enjoy the hustle bustle of new passengers that comes with it. I appreciate the work done by various organizations like Outflow that help and support the homeless. Finally, I enjoy eating at Thandi?s and Pizza Hut.

Learn more about Sharon and ConnexionWorks at:?http://www.connexionworks.com/

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