Chandrima Dey is a Bangladeshi-American who attends college in New York, majoring in biology and intending to go to medical school. She was born and raised in Sylhet, Bangladesh and moved to New York permanently about 6 years ago. While living in Bangladesh, she was culturally active, learned Kathak from Nilanjona Jui for twelve years and switched to the form Bharatanatyam when she arrived in New York. She is continuing to learn dance from Chandra Banerjee. Shishu Kishore Mela has given her a great platform to work with the new generation of Bengali-American adolescents. Every year working with the new generation and seeing them getting equally engaged with and taking Bengali culture forward makes everyone happy. She loves to work with the team of Shishu Kishore Mela where she can create her own identity with the help of all other creative people working together. Being a core committee member, it makes her believe that next generation will take Bengali culture forward with their own will where they will be comfortable and proud to talk about the Bengali community along with the American community.