Biography

Curriculum Vitae

I am a postdoc in the astrophysics group at the University of Bath, UK starting in October 2018. I was previously a Jansky Fellow of the US National Radio Astronomy Observatory at the University of California, Berkeley from 2015 - 2018. I previously completed my PhD in Astronomy from Harvard University, where I worked with Edo Berger studying the progenitors and environments of long-duration gamma-ray bursts. 

I received my undergraduate degree in Physics from St. Stephen's College at the University of Delhi, India in 2007. From 2007 to 2009, I studied Parts II and III in Physics at Trinity College,University of Cambridge. At Trinity, I held the Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Trust Cambridge Scholarship, which is a fellowship given to one undergraduate from India every year. I received my Masters in Astronomy from Harvard in 2011.

I am an amateur astronomer and love looking up at the night sky. I built a 6" Newtonian reflecting telescope to explore the wonders of the celestial sphere. I also designed and built a 20 MHz radio receiver for observing radio bursts from Jupiter and the Galaxy, based on NASA's Radio-Jove concept.

Besides astronomy, I love reading, writing, poetry, ballroom dance, and music. When I'm not working, I can be found long-distance mentoring my SF Bay area-based chamber choir Tactus, or writing Renaissance polyphony.