My name is Dya Kaur and I am a Boston area web design and developer who enjoys
practicing Aikido as member of the MIT Aikido club
and the company of my husband Marc, daughter Talia, and son Torin.
... my name and my family
I was born in Boone, Iowa
as Windy Amy Marie to parents David and Carolyn Sternquist.
At 3 years of age my family adopted the Sikh religion
and changed all of our names.
My parents became Gurumeher Kaur and Singh Khalsa, I was Dya Kaur Khalsa, and my sister became Siri Kaur Khalsa.
Since that time my parents divorced, both eventually leaving the religion and going back to their original names.
My sister married, later divorced, and has two children (she has a personal page here
In 2005 I married Marc Levitt. In 2007 we were blessed with the arrival of our wonderful daughter Talia and in 2009 we were delighted with the birth of our son Torin.
... my education
... my work and the future
Since graduating I have worked in the Boston area, mostly in web software design and development,
the details of which have been recorded in my resume
I have continued taking classes in both professional and personal areas of interest.
My plans for the future include being the best mother possible to Talia and Torin,
a regular Aikido practice,
and continuing to further my knowledge and skills in software design and development.