BE Civil Engineering, 2005, Osmania University
MS Environmental Engineering and Science, 2007, Stanford University
I am a Doctoral Student in the Bailis lab, interested in the interplay between environmental protection and poverty alleviation in developing countries. At Yale, my research will be focused on biomass burning cookstoves in India. I am interested in interdisciplinary research; I intend to use my background in engineering and natural sciences, coupled with social science research methods, to understand the factors that influence adoption rates of improved cookstoves. My previous work experience includes research and teaching at an environmental policy think tank and its affiliated university in India, where I worked mainly on water and agriculture issues. I have also worked as an engineer 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.
I grew up in India, and am passionate about environmental issues in developing countries.
I love hiking, traveling on shoestring budgets, practicing yoga, and eating dessert.