I am from a small town in Maharashtra, India and I did my undergrad from BITS, Pilani, Rajasthan. Rice University is one of the best places in the world to do research in nanoscience and I feel excited and motivated working on problems in water purification and energy through nanophotonics, which has potential for positive global impact. I love painting, sketching portraits, dancing and playing Badminton. I am actively involved in organizational activities of ECE department through ExCEL Women and ECE Mentoring Committee. I am very excited to work as Community Service Director for this year and hope to get more students involved in community outreach activities and expand the scope of community service to encourage STEM engagement.