, 2022-12-19 05:15:00,
Raisa Boben moved to the United States from India to pursue a career as an engineer. She landed in North Carolina in 2016 when she started her master’s degree in mechanical engineering at North Carolina State University.
After graduating, Boben, 31, moved to Hickory to become a development engineer for Corning in 2018.
In her spare time, she enjoys drawing cartoons, which she shares on Instagram, and volunteering at the Catawba Science Center and Hickory Museum of Art. Through her job at Corning, Boben said she gets to teach teens about engineering and robotics. She also serves as a judge at robotics competitions.
Boben said she grew up in Delhi, the capital of India, which is located in the north. Boben’s family is originally from Kerala, which is in the southern part of India. Delhi and Kerala are more than 1,600 miles apart. She said there are many different languages spoken in India depending on the region. Her family’s native tongue is Malayalam. Boben said she can understand Malayalam but is not fluent.
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“I feel like because I grew up in the north, I think in Hindi,” Boben said. “I can understand Malayalam and I can talk in it, but I’m not that good.”
Boben said her first language is Hindi, since she grew up in Delhi, and her second…
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