MS Environmental Engineering and Science (Stanford University)
BE Civil Engineering (Osmania University)
I am a Doctoral Candidate in the Bailis lab, interested in the interactions between environmental protection and poverty alleviation in the global South. My current research is focused on rural household energy in India, particularly biomass burning cookstoves. I conduct interdisciplinary research, using my background in engineering and the natural sciences, and my current training in the social sciences to better understand household energy decisions in rural India. My methods are both quantitative and qualitative, and I contextualize survey based data with ethnographic research. My previous work experiences include 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.