I graduated with a degree in Biotechnology from Anna University, India where I was a passionate debater and an avid microbiologist. I moved to the US afterwards to pursue a Masters degree from The Ohio State University. In 2017, I came to Cornell to pursue my PhD in Soil Science. I'm enthusiastic about microbes, science communication, and social justice. Outside the lab, I read, hike, enjoy yoga and swing dancing. I also blog about life as a graduate student and the immigrant experience.