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 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. 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). 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 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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