MS (Environmental Engineering and Science), Stanford University
BE (Civil Engineering), Osmania University
I am a Doctoral Student in the Bailis lab, interested in the interactions between environmental protection and poverty alleviation in developing countries. My current research is focused on rural household energy in India, particularly biomass burning cookstoves. I am interested in interdisciplinary research; I use my background in engineering and natural sciences, coupled with social science research methods, to better understand the drivers of energy decisions in rural India. My methods are both quantitative and qualitative. My previous work experience includes research and teaching at The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and its affiliated university in India, where I worked mainly on water and agriculture issues. I have also worked as an engineering consultant in the San Francisco Bay area, planning and designing water and wastewater infrastructure for public agencies in the United States. I am a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of California, and a LEED accredited professional.