About me

I work for Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology as a research communication coordinator. In my current position, I am responsible for writing press releases, editing grants, compiling annual reports, and helping with outreach efforts.

My love for science writing stems from the belief that all science, no matter how esoteric, can be explained to the general public. Since 2017 this belief has been the driving force of my career. To this end, I created a science blog that is directed at a non-scientific audience. My blog “Tales of Scientific Journeys” focuses on tracing the history of scientific inventions. I have also contributed to several blogs, which are listed on my website. These cater to a diverse range of audiences and have sharpened my ability of explaining cutting-edge research without using jargon.

My editorial experience includes working for ScienceSeeker, where I curated articles in biology, evolution, and education; Club SciWri, where I help budding science writers hone their communication skills; and Frontiers for Young Minds, an open access scientific journal that explains the latest research to school kids between 8-15 years old.

You can find me on LinkedIn or follow me on Twitter for the latest updates on my work. 


  • Ph.D. in Microbiology (2013-2021), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • M.Sc. in Life Science (2013), Mount Carmel College, Bangalore, India
  • B.Sc. in Chemistry, Zoology, and Microbiology (2011), Mount Carmel College, Bangalore, India