Hello! I am a Wildlife Biologist by profession currently pursuing PhD in Integrative Biology from the Oklahoma State University in Dr. Guin Wogan‘s Lab.

My broad research interests include ecology, phylogenetics, phylogeography, and distribution of herpetofauna (reptiles and amphibians), more specifically freshwater turtles and tortoises. I am also interested in understanding the role of freshwater turtles in maintaining the ecology of freshwater ecosystems and quantifying the impact of human activities on the turtles and their habitats.

I am also a co-founder of Freshwater Turtles and Tortoises Foundation (FTTF), India. FTTF, India works on the research, education and community conservation of the freshwater turtles and tortoises of India.

I am an avid birder and I occasionally paint, some of which surprisingly turn out good! You might be subjected to humming and sometimes a bit of singing when around me. For a sneak peek into my work and other unrelated (quite random) things in life, check out my instagram and twitter.