Written by Joe O’Donnell. Photo by Beau Gustafson for Birmingham Metro.
When Karim and Henna Budhwani first saw Birmingham, they saw it as a land of opportunity. An accomplished couple with two small children (twin boys), the Budhwanis brought a bountiful energy and startlingly successful resumes to bear on their new hometown. “Birmingham is a naturally beautiful land of opportunity—from green roofs and innovation hubs to a tier 1 research university coupled with great schools, culture, dining, and mild commute times—making Birmingham ideal for work-life balance and success,” Karim says.
Karim is CEO-Scientist of elixir international—a company he co-founded to help companies find software-based solutions to their most common problems while reducing their environmental footprint—and serves as a lecturer at the University of Alabama’s School of Business and Information Systems. He has served as Ambassador of Trade for Alabama on key trade missions to India, Australia, New Zealand, and Russia. Born in India and educated in the U.S., Karim received his Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude in Computer Science, Economics, and Business Administration from Coe College in Iowa and later his Master of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering from UAB in 2015. Remarkably, he is currently also pursuing dual PhDs—or, as he refers to it, a PhD2—in Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) and Biomedical Engineering (BME) with a focus in Nanomedicine at UAB. He would be the first person in UAB history to graduate with simultaneous dual PhDs.
Read this remarkable story of achievements, at the source: http://b-metro.com/a-better-world/31625/
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