hikingI grew up in Mumbai, and completed my schooling at the Mahindra United World College of India. Then, at Moravian College, I majored in mathematics, and self-designed an interdepartmental major in physics and political science. My senior honors thesis was in mathematical ecology I worked on Daisyworld, an ecological model that demonstrates how feedback between the abiotic and biotic components of an ecosystem may sustain life within it. My thesis is available here.

Upon graduation, I taught math and physics in high school for a year, before joining the University of Washington (UW) as a graduate student. I completed MS degrees from the QERM program (August 2009) and the Statistics department (August 2011), and my PhD in QERM (December 2012). My postdoctoral work was in Global Health at UW's International Clinical Research Center, and in Infectious Diseases and Global Health at the Chicago Center for HIV Elimination (CCHE), University of Chicago Medicine.

At present, I am a Research Assistant Professor at the University of Chicago.