A doctorate from Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI, the author VeerajaR is an admired Poet, Artist, a well-published scientist and a consultant BiomedScientific Editor. Her poetry is well received and she is the Executive Producer of 'Poets From The Neighborhood' program that brings the works and voices of local poets on Tennessee's WC-TV - an educational Channel, every friday since 2013. She is a coauthor of the devotional titled "Resurrection Reflections" and has poetry published in anthologies including "Best Poets of 2018, Best Poets of 2016; Haiku Society Of America, 2017 & 2018; Where The Mind Dwells - CONTEMPLATION (2015) & Filtered Through Time (2012)."
Born and raised in Ceylon (now, SriLanka), VeerajaR credits her mother--a teacher, for instilling in her the love of poetry early on and motivating her to participate and win awards at regional oratorical contests. An avid reader, she discovered the power of words even as a child and took to writing like duckling to water. Writng the weekly minutes for her school's Girl Guides and English Literary Associations were fun exercises for her. VeerajaR believes her passion for reading and writing, and the thirst for knowledge of the unknown and the mystery of God's creations inevitably led to her career in BioMedical Therapeutic research.
Exploring the Nature and traveling have been, and are, her other passions. Traveling halfway across the world, she has lived and taught in SriLanka, Nigeria, and has been a faculty at Medical Schools in the US, including Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN. Living in middle Tennessee-for the past 20 yrs-with her three children & husband VeerajaR continues to write and paint in 'Awe' of God's gifts, Nature & Life around us!
Her Books of Inspiring Poetry: JOY OF BEING - Poetry for the Heart, Mind & Spirit (2013) BEYOND LOVING - Poetry Honoring Every Mother (2018)
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