I was born in Hyderabad, India, and moved to the US when I was pretty young.
I lived in Michigan for a while, and went to high school in Aurora, Illinois.
After that, I landed at Columbia University in 2013.
It was there that I realized how much I enjoyed studying and researching astrophysics.
I was always amazed at how you could explain certain phenomena so far away from the Earth using a little math, a little science, and a little imagination.
I also found a community of undergraduates that enjoyed space just as much, and was immeasurably lucky to be in such a supportive environment for a young scientist.
I dabbled in chemistry and computer science as well, and didn't want to let those interests go when I graduated.
Fortunately, now I get to use tools from all these disciplines (and more!) as a graduate student at Caltech.
In late 2017, I arrived in Pasadena to start working on my PhD in Planetary Sciences.
I love how interdisciplinary this field is, and how it can exercise my mind in so many different ways!