Supriya Vidic Transfers from the U.S. Army to MUM
Supriya Vidic is a literature major who came to MUM after
serving six years in the U.S. Army. Born in the Fiji Islands, she moved to the United States at the age of 9 and joined the
military at age 19.
During her first tour in South Korea,
Supriya worked as a radio operator, and within two years she rose in rank to sergeant. Next she was stationed at Ft. Huachuca,
AZ where she received advanced telecommunications training, which led to a 15-month deployment as part of the Signal Corps
While in Baghdad,
she first worked as a telecommunications officer at the U.S. Embassy, then as project manager for her unit. In her free time,
Supriya learned Arabic and volunteered at the intensive care ward of a hospital for Iraqi nationals.
In the Army, Supriya took evening and distance education
classes studying psychology. In the summer of 2010, Supriya discovered MUM and learned the Transcendental Meditation® technique.
“I worked in telecommunications, so it’s really easy to get a job and
make money,” said Supriya. “But I came to MUM because I wanted to have a good spiritual foundation; once I have
that, the rest of my life will be easier.”
Inspired by her experience with the Transcendental Meditation technique, she learned the TM-Sidhi® program in December. In her studies, Supriya is focusing on developing
her writing skills and gaining experience by writing a blog about MUM
veterans. She also volunteers for a non-profit organization supporting
orphans in Africa.
has led a fascinating life," said Craig Pearson, Executive Vice-President. "Her successful career in the military,
particularly as a woman and as a minority, reflects her great intelligence and sense of purpose. We're fortunate that
she learned about MUM and chose to come here for her education."
Watch a short interview with Supriya here.
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