This post is part of a weekly series in which we get to know Sifties.
Sneh Dadlani is a Senior Accountant who has been with Sift Science for seven months. If she could be any animal, she would be a brown bear. When she was little, she and her cousins all had animal names — everyone called her “Snehbear” because she gave nice big bear hugs. Plus, she wouldn’t mind hibernating for a while.
What are 5 things that make you happy?
- Black coffee — any kind, I’m not picky
- Grilled cheese with pepper jack cheese and jalapenos on sourdough bread
- Drake — he always lifts me up
- Family and friends
- My puggle dog, named Loli
You’re a twin! What has that been like?
I have a twin brother named Satya, which means “truth.” My name means “love.” We were the first set of twins in the family, but now there are three other sets. Growing up, I felt like he was the cool twin. I always wanted to hang out with him, but he didn’t want to hang out with me…but now it’s reversed! We’ve always been very close and protective of each other. I don’t think I ever felt what he was feeling due to being twins, but I do believe that when you love someone so much, you can feel what they’re feeling.
If a movie was made of your life, what genre would it be and who would play you?
A comedy starring Mindy Kaling.
Where were you born?
My twin brother and I were born in Dubai and moved to the Bay Area when we were four. We’ve pretty much been here ever since. I did move to Chicago for two years. I hadn’t even visited before moving there — I just knew that I wanted to get out of the area and go to a big city where no one knew me. I really loved it there, because there are so many good places to eat, a lot of outdoor activities, the people are so nice, the lifestyle is a little slower, and there are real seasons!
What did you want to be when you were a kid?
It was a toss-up between a hair stylist and a teacher. I’m really obsessed with hair. When I was little, I would play hair stylist with my dad when he got home from work. I would make him sit in a chair, spray water into his hair with my spray bottle, and comb and style his hair. I wanted to be a teacher because I love learning — when I was little I used to draft teaching lessons, had a whiteboard, and would pretend to teach a class. To no one.