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Sep 2022 | Volunteer Spotlight - Rahgu Dharani

For a quick introduction, what is your elevator pitch of yourself?
I am blessed to be having an amazing family with my wife, my 8 year old son and parents & in-laws. On professional front I had the opportunity to play multiple roles in my career. Learning something new is what motivates me every day. 
Who is Raghu at home and/or outside of professional space? What do you do for fun?
I enjoy playing sports with my son - soccer, basketball, tennis - any sport. And my family and I love to travel to different places in US for vacations. 
When did you start volunteering with the chapter, and most importantly, why did you join PMI-SFBAC?
I started volunteering early in May this year. My story of joining PMI-SFBAC, sometime in March / April timeframe this year I was interviewing for a role in Meta and Prabhu was on the panel. I was looking him up before the interview and I learnt about his work with PMI-SFBAC and in the process learnt about several of other volunteers who have been doing this amazing work in giving back the community. This motivated me to take the volunteering up and contribute towards strengthening this community. 
What were your first impressions of the chapter and its volunteers?
I think this group with diverse skills and experience is amazing to work with. Everyone is curious to learn and motivated to share. 
What was the biggest challenge you faced as a volunteer for PMI-SFBAC? How did you conquer it?
I think one of the biggest challenges we all face as volunteers is to have a balance between our day job, family and the passion to volunteer. There is no formula to conquer it but you need to accept it, understand that you have support of fellow volunteers to lean on and be prepared to travel through the spikes and troughs of the volunteer journey. 
What is your secret or super Project Management power? Why?
I am genuinely curious to learn from everyone I interact with. 
What are you excited about for 2022 and moving forward?
I think in general "the future" is the biggest mystery that no one has solved. So always be curious, adapt and move on is my mantra


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