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I am entrepreneur from India and recently graduated from Hult International Business School. I am passionate about painting and cooking. I would love to share my skills and ideas of Indian cooking - Chicken Curry & Chicken Biryani and other Indian healthy snacks and curries.


Bryan Ramey received his BFA from Alfred University in 2008, after which he honed his craft, traveling internationally before settling in Brisbane Australia. While there he worked with the artist group Jugglers Art Space as well as landing his first solo show. He returned stateside to attend the Post Bachelorette Program at the School for the museum of Fine Arts in 2011. Over the last six years Bryan has exhibited both locally and internationally while working with musicians and authors as a freelance illustrator. He currently lives and works out of his home studio in Allston MA.


Alejandro Ramirez is a freelance writer and student in the Solstice MFA Program at Pine Manor College, where he studies Creative Nonfiction. His personal essays have appeared in Defunct Magazine and Solstice Magazine. He has also written articles and features for Spare Change News and Dig Boston. His creative writing won a 2012 Kingston Mann Award for Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship, which is awarded by a council of Boston-area professors.

Rob has a Master's in computer science, currently works as a freelance web developer, writes about web technologies, and is a proponent of web standards and the open web.

Catherine Reurs has been a needlepoint/textile artist and designer for over 20 years and is the author of two books "In Splendid Detail: Needlepoint Art" and "Splendid Needlepoint". Her books and hand-painted needlepoint canvases are featured on her website.


Anthony Riccardi is a local artist who has graduated from Mass College of Art, where his concentration of study was in painting. His studio is located in Cambridge, where he paints in many mediums, including watercolors, oils, and acrylics. He has exhibited widely in the Boston area.

Susan Rice teaches drawing, cartooning and mixed media to children and adults in various art centers and schools in the Boston area. She has a BFA from RiSD, and has been a member of the Blacksmith House Printmakers since 2007.

<p>Jason R. Rich ( is the author of numerous books that cover a wide range of topics related to consumer technologies, digital photography, the Internet, small business, travel, and interactive entertainment. Some of his recently published books include: Working in the Cloud (Que), Start Your Own Etsy Business (Entrepreneur Press), The Ultimate Guide to YouTube for Business (Entrepreneur Press), The Crowd Funding Services Handbook (Wiley), iPad and iPhone Tips and Tricks, 7th Edition (Que) and My Digital Travel for Seniors (Que). He&rsquo;s also an accomplished photographer, as well as a frequent contributor to numerous national magazines, major daily newspapers, and popular websites.</p>

Agustin graduated from the Superior Normal School of Yucatan in Mexico in the area of education, is a Spanish teacher with experience of more than 10 years teaching the language in Mexico in the levels of Secondary, High School and academies for adults and in the United States where he has served in CCEA and also supports secondary students, business people and others, providing tutoring services.

Randy Ross is a writer, performer, and Web consultant. His fiction and humor have appeared in The Drum, Black Heart Magazine, Side B Magazine, and Calliope, among others. His comedic novel, God Bless Cambodia, was published March 2017 by The Permanent Press. His one-man show, The Chronic Single's Handbook, based on the novel, has been featured at fringe theater festivals in the U.S., Canada, and Edinburgh, Scotland. He writes a popular blog and lectures about fiction writing, getting published, and world travel. Website:

Natasha Roule is a specialist in French baroque opera and musical manuscripts culture. As a Ph.D. candidate in historical musicology at Harvard University, she is finishing her dissertation on the reception of the operas of Jean-Baptiste Lully in the ancien régime French provinces and in modern-day Europe and North America. The recipient of numerous academic awards, including the American Graduate Fellowship and the Anne Louise Barrett Fellowship for musicology, Natasha is active in the sector of museum education. Natasha has directed numerous workshops along the East Coast on medieval, Renaissance, and baroque musical cultures, notation practices, and performance styles. She is currently the Co-Artistic Director of Les Enfants d’Orphée, an ensemble devoted to French baroque vocal music and music education outreach.

Fatma Salem has over 15 years of progressive experience in the promotion of international services and education to promote knowledge within global environments. Skilled instructor and researcher with higher education background in Asian studies, Arabic Language and Social science at numerous international institutions. After graduating with a doctorate degree she has traveled extensively throughout Africa, Asia, Canada and USA in order to create strong links between countries by linking people to education. She is teaching at CCAE, and also offers private lessons for individuals wanting to develop their skills. Website:

"Mansour Salsabili is a Middle East expert and a freelance writer. He had worked at the United Nations’ offices including: Conference on Disarmament in Geneva; the UN General Assembly in New York; and was affiliated with the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) and the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). Since September 2011, he has joined Harvard to fulfill a multifaceted project on disarmament and peace. He was awarded fellowships at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard (Research Fellow: 2011–2013 and Associate: 2013–2016); and the MIT Center for International Studies (Fellow 2013-15). Currently, at Harvard Center for Middle Eastern Studies he focuses on how to promote peace by tackling violence in the Middle East. He received his Ph.D. in Middle East politics (University of Exeter).

Gemma was born in Valencia, Spain. After getting her Bachelor's Degree in Journalism, she decided to study a Postgraduate Certificate in Spanish Language Pedagogy, since she has always combined an interest for both communication and teaching Spanish. She moved to Boston in 2016 and started working at an education non-profit, where she manages the production of Spanish Language Arts materials and resources for students and teachers. She joined the CCAE as a Spanish instructor in 2018.

Steven Santosuosso is an interior designer and co-owner of Somerville based Squarehouse Studios. He also works as a freelance consultant to other design firms offering 3D rendering services. In his spare time, Steve enjoys films, card games, and spending time with his cat, Constable Muenster.

Clare Saunders hails from the great city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  She holds a BA in philosophy and economics from Colby College in Waterville, Maine and an MA in philosophy from Tufts University. Clare teaches and thinks about moral, political, and feminist philosophy. In her free time, she enjoys reading, hiking, and yoga.

Laurie Savage received a BFA in metalsmithing from MassArt in 1998. She has taught the jewelry program at CCAE since 1999 and metalsmithing workshops at the DeCordova Museum School since 2005. Her work is included in numerous private collections nationally and internationally, and is available by commission. She maintains a studio in the Distillery Building in South Boston.

Award winning composer Paul Sayed writes in a variety of musical styles ranging from the avant-garde to Latin-infused chamber music and electronic atmospheres.  As a composer, Paul has received premieres of his works by top tier musicians such as Alan Black, principal cellist of the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra.  In 2012, Paul collaborated with poet Mary Bonina to write his song cycle Grace in the Wind. With Grace in the Wind, Paul has given presentations on the process behind writing art song at the Conservatory Lab Charter School in Brighton, MA and Davidson College in Davidson, NC.  In 2014, Boston-area pianist Daniel Padgett recorded Paul’s Seven Morsels in the Form of a Persimmon which is available worldwide through iTunes, Amazon, and Spotify. 

In order to fund his academic and musical pursuits, Paul began bartending in 2006.  As a bartender, Paul enjoys mixing complex cocktails that blend unique flavor profiles.  Paul has tended bar in places with different cocktail cultures such as Northern New Jersey, North Carolina, and New York City and collected a wealth of experience and recipes.  When not working behind the bar, Paul usually orders whiskey based cocktails and enjoys variations on the old-fashioned. 

Instagram: @paulksayed