Prof. Aparna Godbole

Aparna Godbole is a Professor of Computer Networking at Collin Prof. Aparna GodboleCollege. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Mumbai, India. She started her career as Product Design Engineer, working on the Design & Development team for one of the leading cable manufacturing companies of India. Her primary role encompassed designing a wide array of electrical cables as per national and international standards. She was also actively involved in the development of new cables with intricate designs for special applications. This work required collaboration with the Research team and involved investigation for new materials and process engineering. Later, she relocated to United States to pursue a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington. With focus on Telecommunications, she completed her thesis in "Performance enhancement of CELP coded voice communication in wireless environment, using concatenated channel coding".

Aparna got involved in Computer Networking in 2009 and went on to complete her CCNA certification that year. Although she liked working in the industry, she was passionate about teaching. She transitioned into academics in 2014 and has taught CCNA courses at Collin College since. Aparna enjoys teaching and is dedicated to creating a learning-centric environment for her students. Her teaching philosophy is based on the well-known quote by Plutarch: "The mind is not an empty vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled". She has CCNA Security and CCNP certifications and is a qualified CCNA Instructor Trainer.

Aparna resides in Plano with her husband Kaustubh, and their eleven-year-old son Siddharth. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, gardening, jewelry making, and loves to travel.

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