Welcome to my website! I am a researcher in sensory ecology, biomechanics, and acoustics, driven by a passion to apply my expertise towards addressing real-world challenges. Currently, I am pursuing my Ph.D. in the Sisneros lab in the Department of Biology at the University of Washington. My doctoral research centers on investigating honest acoustic signaling, mate call perception, and directional hearing in the plainfin midshipman fish (Porichthys notatus).
Prior to embarking on my Ph.D. journey, I conducted my master's project under the guidance of Dr. Sanjay Sane at the National Centre for Biological Sciences in Bengaluru, India. There, I focused on characterizing the landing maneuvers of houseflies (Musca domestica) on vertical and inverted surfaces. Additionally, during my undergraduate studies, I engaged in research projects spanning community ecology, phylogenetics, and comparative anatomy.
Upon completing my Ph.D., I intend to transition into industry, leveraging my skills and competencies to tackle practical challenges head-on.