Rooji Sugathan, PhD

Executive Director, Data Management

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Interview

It’s important for a leader to sit back and give the opportunity to their team members to express their ideas.

Originally from India, Rooji came to the US approximately 25 years ago, where he earned his Masters and Doctoral degrees. He and his wife, who he met in college, decided to live in St. Louis to be close to family. Here he began his career at a small international company, moved on to a large fortune 50 organization, and then came to WashU. Throughout his journey, Rooji has come to understand the importance of accountability, process, and collaboration.