About me


I am a science and environmental writer who loves crafting stories about people, biology, environment, animals, conservation, and places. My work has appeared in BBC EarthNew ScientistEnsia, Smithsonian.comThe ScientistThe Guardian (Environment Blog)Nature India, and others.

I’m currently a staff writer at Mongabay.com, an environment and conservation news website. See some of my latest work here.

In 2015, I received one of four EurekAlert! Fellowships for International Science Reporters by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). I’ve also been awarded travel scholarships from the World Conference of Science Journalists (in 2015), and the Society for Environmental Journalists (in 2014).

Before I became a full-time writer, I spent my days working as a wildlife researcher in India, walking through forests and grasslands, collecting tiger, leopard and elephant poo, and crunching numbers.

I live in Bangalore, India, with my husband, a shrewd cat, and a silly dog.

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