B.Sc (honours) in Geology at the Unievrsity of Delhi (2008-2011)
M.Sc in Geology at the University of Delhi (2011-2013)
PhD in Geology at the University of Tasmania (2014-2017)
I am a geologist and my research questions key concepts, and explores links between early Earth evolution, the origin of complex life and formation of precious mineral deposits. The approach involves a nuanced understanding of ancient marine environments, via novel and cutting-edge geochemical techniques.
My research topic was fascinating enough to encourage me to move to Australia from my home country India in 2014 for my PhD at the University of Tasmania. Post-graduation in 2017, I continued as a postdoctoral researcher in Tasmania alongside branching out into fields of public outreach, geoscience communication and diversity initiatives. I also pursued the Roger Deane Fellowship at the University of Toronto before joing UNSW. As a person colour, a migrant and as a woman I am always ready to communicate issues pertaining to intersectionality.
UTAS Science Enhancement Grants (2018, 2021) - $11,100
Ian Potter Foundation (2019-2021) - $125,000
Minerals Industry (2018-2021) - $ 640,000