Friend of the Week: Chetna Chandrasekaran

Chetna Chandrasekaran


/ch ai th-n aa/ /ch ah n d r ah s eh kh ah r ah n/

1. Porter's Mom.

2. Global health aficionado.

3. Chattanooga native.

4. Pop culture junkie & hilarious lady.

How do we know each other?

We met through a Jeopardy obsessed, punny, cat-loving mutual friend a few years ago. I believe she's in the "FOW" club as well.

Where are you from?

Chattanooga, TN - home of the Choo Choo, Usher, Samuel L. Jackson, and tow trucks.

What's a day in the life of Chetna Chandrasekaran?

Coffee --> Work --> Happy Hour --> Tacos.

What's your greatest attribute?

I hear it's my winning smile ;)

Favorite thing about living in D.C.?

Did I already mention happy hour?

One kind of food and drink for the rest of your life. Go!

Did I already mention tacos? Throw in some sparkling water and I'm good to go.


What's your most embarrassing moment?

Probably feeling the need to ask Carrot Top for his autograph while he was working out at a YMCA. #regret

What's something that most people don't know about you?

Most people probably don't know that I have an obsession with all things Marvel and have extensive knowledge of TV shows that were on before my time (e.g. Diagnosis Murder - who didn't swoon when Barry Van Dyke was on an episode?, Quantum Leap, Fraggle Rock, etc.)

What's your signature style?

Gold rings, big hair.

On a scale from 1-10, how much do you love your cat, Porter (a fellow #FOW)?

He's alright. The story behind Porter is probably more entertaining than the embarrassing amount of cat selfies on my phone that prove my love. Synopsis: got drunk, watched Gone Girl, assumed Ben Affleck's cat was the murderer, went on Petfinder that night, met Porter the next day.

Funniest moment with me that you can remember?

There are quite a few but doing karaoke together is at the top of the list!

First bucket list item that comes to mind?

Eat McDonald's with Mindy Kaling.

Life Motto:

It's best to brown out in sweatpants with canned wine.

Find out where Chetna is happy houring next at @cheetahchestnut