• My Timeline

    Born (1996)

    Bhopal, India

    I was born in India and spent the first few years of my life in Mumbai. I learned cultural and traditional values, and began building my knowledge foundation.

    Appreciated the environment (2003)

    Gaborone, Bostwana (Africa)

    As a child, I had the opportunity to live in Botswana. I interacted with nature on a daily basis- whether it was going on safaris in South Africa or going on helicopter rides to see the Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe/Zambia, it was then when I began to value the importance of nature.

    Became aware of the consequences of air pollution (2006)

    Los Angeles, California

    Witnessing the sea of cars stuck in traffic and the fumes given off by industrial buildings made me realize that there might be a problem. Sure, to learn about air pollution in textbooks is one thing but to reflect about it based on firsthand experience is another.

    Learned the value of nature (2012)

    Brussels, Belgium

    Moving to Brussels, Belgium was a life-changing experience for me. Despite being a big city, Brussels kept its nature intact. I began to develop a passion for ecology, environmental science, and the environment as a whole.

    Became an environmentalist (2014-2017)

    South Hadley, Massachusetts

    I chose to study Biology and Environmental Studies in college with a concentration in policy because I knew I needed to understand the science and facts. Mount Holyoke College has given me the necessary foundation and resources to grasp the underlying concepts.

    Worked towards improving the world (2017-2018)

    New York, New York

    I graduated from Columbia University with a Master's in Environmental Science and Policy. This one-year program helped me learn the fundamentals of environmental policy. I hope to use this knowledge to make the world a better place, one step at a time.

    Working with a dynamic environmental consulting and remediation firm (2018-Present)

    Baltimore, Maryland

    I work on proposals with environmental scope, ranging from remediation to environmental compliance in EA Engineering’s Proposal team. I analyze environmental policies and procedures, and uses her background in Environmental Science and Policy to incorporate these into EA’s proposals. I review the technical approaches for environmental cleanup, compliance, and natural resource projects that are written by EA’s operations team to ensure accuracy and clarity.


    I was the President's Selection Recipient for my job!

    EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc., PBC - Baltimore, Maryland

    President's Selection Recipient: "This program is an annual recruitment effort personally led by EA’s President, Ian MacFarlane. Mr. MacFarlane screens and interviews full-time (graduating or recently graduated) candidates, both undergraduate and graduate levels, in coordination with operations leaders from EA’s various offices."

    I recently graduated from Columbia University

    May 2017-May 2018, New York City

    After graduating a year early from Mount Holyoke College, I was accepted at Columbia University for a Master's in Environmental Science and Policy. This one-year accelerated degree is taught me the balance between science and policy in both the public and private sectors.

    I worked at Columbia's Office of University Life

    Graduate Assistant, February 2018-June 2018

    I organized over twelve events throughout Columbia relating to wellness. Stress is such an integral part of our lives as college students that it tends to overwhelm us. My goal at the Office of University Life was to reduce the "stress culture". My favorite event so far? Pet therapy- the dogs were adorable!

    I graduated a year early from college

    Sep 2014-May 2017, Mount Holyoke College

    I used my organizational skills, along with my dedication to time management, to graduate two semesters early from Mount Holyoke College. I was still able to be a prominent leader on campus with an active presence, and I graduated with a double major in Biology and Environmental Studies. I also had a part-time job at the Health Center for half of my time at MHC. I had the pleasure of serving at Class President in my "senior" year.

    I worked at MHC's Health Center

    With Karen Jacobus, Health Education Coordinator, Mount Holyoke College

    I worked at Mount Holyoke's Health Center from January 2015-May 2017. I produced educational materials such as posters, flyers, and brochures for MHC students and also spread health awareness through social media platforms.

    I'm an award winning MUN delegate

    Mount Holyoke College Model United Nations

    I've competed at numerous collegiate-level conferences as a delegate representing Mount Holyoke College. I've won several awards at conferences at Yale University (pictured above), New York University, Columbia University, and Princeton University.

    I love studying water!

    Stony Brook, Mount Holyoke College

    Whether it's analyzing turbidity levels or just identifying semi-aquatic species, I enjoy working with water. It is ultimately my goal to investigate toxins in water, especially in developing countries such as India. Pictured above is myself collecting water samples from a fast-moving stream at Mount Holyoke College. (The drought of 2016's impact can be seen here- typically, the stream is significantly deeper than shown here).

    I was a Business Analyst for Project Basta

    September-December 2017, New York

    I interned for Project Basta, a wonderful nonprofit organization that's aiming to bridge the gap between first generation college graduates of color and employers. You can find more information about this amazing organization here- www.projectbasta.com

    I edited/formatted a policy report.

    With Eve Vogel, Professor, University of Massachusetts Amherst

    The report can be found here. In 2016 I worked with Professor Vogel in making sure everything on the policy report was formatted properly. I used Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator to format this report.

    I studied the effects of the drought of 2016 on water nutrient content

    Department of Environmental Studies, Mount Holyoke College

    For my senior project, I analyzed data on nutrient content in water samples in MHC's Upper Lake (pictured above), Lower Lake, and Stony Brook. I compared this analysis with previous years' water quality data.

    I have spent years writing policy recommendations about the Kaveri River Dispute

    2015-2017, various locations

    I investigated the narratives, ideologies, the main actors, and power relations in the Kaveri River dispute between the Indian states of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. I offered my own set of policy recommendations, which included strict quantity flow amount and speed regulation and potentially creating a set of smaller dams to help monitor and control water flow. I recently wrote a paper on this topic from an ethical standpoint to further view this conflict from all possible perspectives.

    I just served as the Class of 2018 President

    Mount Holyoke College Class Board

    I was elected to serve as the President of my class. My duties included organizing and publicizing events for up to 2,500 students, promoting community bonds, and ensuring that every voice is heard on campus. I wrote and directed a two-hour play which was an enormous success. All of the play's proceeds went towards supporting the Class of 2018.

    I made a video that helped save thousands of gallons of water

    Pangy Day 2014, Mount Holyoke College

    I gathered data with three friends about water statistics at my college. We were shocked to see the numbers- 90,000 gallons a day seemed really high for a small group of college kids! I compiled the data and made a video about shower stats. The students and faculty at Mount Holyoke took action and pledged to take shorter showers.

  • Climate change is real

    And something needs to be done. Today.