I did my Bachelor’s in Sri Bhagawan Mahaveer Jain college under Bangalore University. I studied Microbiology , Botany and Chemistry. As an undergraduate I became interested in ecology and appreciated its role in corroborating the many theories and principles in evolutionary biology. Currently I am enrolled in the Integrated PhD programme. I had the opportunity to meet Dr. Renee Borges and to interact with members of her lab long before I enrolled for the programme. I also worked with Dr. Vishwesha Guttal for two months and acquired a taste for mathematical modelling. I plan on working with Dr. Renee for my PhD on olfactory landscapes.