About me

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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 Earth, New Scientist, Ensia, Smithsonian.com, The Scientist, The 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 2017, I led a reporting series called Conservation Effectiveness along with tropical forest ecologist Zuzana Burivalova. The series was a finalist in the 2018 “Science Reporting – Series” category of the NASW Science in Society Journalism Awards, and my story on how big conservation NGOs use evidence to guide their decision-making was the winner of the 2018 ScienceSeeker’s awards in the environment and our place in it category. In 2015, I received one of four EurekAlert! Fellowships for International Science Reporters by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Before becoming a full-time writer, I worked 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, cat, and dog.

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