WellesleyWeston Magazine

FALL 2018

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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Wellesley: The Perumals It's the pleasant contrasts the Perumal family has noticed since they arrived in our community one year ago. "My first impression of Wellesley is it's a third- or fourth-generation community," says Navesh Perumal, who grew up in Sydney, Australia. "But we're finding it's a very multicul- tural place, home to people from other parts of the U.S. and world." The Perumal family moved to Wellesley for professional reasons. Janet Perumal, who was born in Kenya and, like her husband, raised in Australia, works at a large Boston asset management company. While their children, ages 10 and 12, were born in Sydney, they spent the last few years in Singapore before her firm brought her here. "The change of seasons here is so beautiful, especially autumn. We went to Vermont to see the contrasting colors," Janet says. "And our white Christmas Day 2017 was amazing! I'm told that doesn't happen every year." Their immigration to America was smooth, helped by Janet's em- ployer. "We're here on work visas as Australian workers," she explains. "There's a reciprocity with American citizens. We thought it would be difficult to come to the U.S., but it was quite easy." The Perumals are on an E-3 visa, a classification applied only to Australians. The temporary work visa stipulates applicants have a spe- cialty occupation. The unique arrangement grew from a 2005 trade agreement between Australia and the U.S. "We had to go through an interview process, conducted in Singapore at the American embassy," Janet says. The couple has observed that weather is a hot topic around here, unlike Sydney, where the climate is temperate. But even New England's Immigrated from: A U S T R A L I A The Perumal Famiy 80 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | f a l l 2 0 1 8 Welcome Home

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