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Personal Profile: Pushkala Raman

Name: Pushkala Raman

Occupation: associate professor of Marketing, Texas Woman’s University

Birth date and place: May; India

Family: Husband, Dr. Kartik Pashupati; son: Vikram Raman Pashupati, 10s; dog: Jo Jack, 6.

The one thing I enjoy most about my work is: interacting with students. Keeps me young in spirit.

My business philosophy is: to be fair in my dealings with all my students.

If I could, I’d be a: professor.

I’m so sick of: students not knowing how to use apostrophes.

The four guests at my fantasy dinner party would be: Alexander McCall Smith, Desmond Tutu, Amitabh Bachchan and Michelle Obama.

My hobbies are: crossword puzzles, gardening and reading mystery novels.

The last book I read was: The Case of the Deadly Butter Chicken by Tarquin Hall

I wish I knew how to: ice fancy cakes.

My worst habit is: drinking too much coffee.

Nobody knows I: auditioned to be a sports commentator.

The person I most admire is: Rosa Parks.

My guilty pleasure is: sleeping in on Sundays.

I drive a: Honda Accord Hybrid.

I’d like to be driving a: Mazda Miata.

My favorite restaurant is: Greenhouse Restaurant on Locust Street.

I’m happiest when: I am with my family.

I regret: not being physically closer to my mother.

If I won the lottery, here’s what I’d do just for me: Travel to every continent.

If I could change one thing about Denton, it would be: more public transport.

When I retire, I plan to: travel.

Community activities: Lead student teams in consulting projects for local area small businesses and nonprofit organizations; member of the Denton Chamber of Commerce Marketing Committee.