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Shanker Krishnan – August 2020 Featured Volunteer
- How long have you been a CASA?
I have been a CASA for 5 months. Our group of ten trainees completed the training in late February. On our way back from being sworn in by Judge Galvin, I was assigned to my first case.
- What brought you to apply to become a CASA?
With work and family commitments, my previous volunteering efforts tended to be short term and less intense. As a recent empty nester this was a good opportunity to get more involved in the local community. I had met many CASAs and they all spoke very highly of this opportunity to help kids.
- Besides being a CASA volunteer, what do you like to do in your spare time?
Other than spending time with family, I enjoy reading, playing tennis, going to the farmer’s market, practicing yoga (before the pandemic). You might also see me at one of Btown’s restaurants or brewpubs supporting our local businesses.
- What do you love the most about being a CASA?
The kids! Each kid is so different, and I have enjoyed getting to know each kid. It has been a challenge to have conversations on ZOOM but it is getting better every week. I look forward to being able to visit with them in person in the near future.
- And now for a little fun, what’s a hidden talent or unusual fact that most people don’t know about you?
Back in the days of wood tennis racquets and one handed backhands, I played on the tennis pro tour for a few years. My ranking never reached the heights that I could make money from the sport but I did get to travel across four continents.