I am a Ph.D. researcher at the Resilience Lab at TU Delft advised by Dr.Tina Comes and Dr. Nazli Aydin. My research focus is to develop methodologies for urban planning under climate uncertainties.
Most recently, I worked for the Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI) with the UN office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) and Government of India. I was the programme coordinator for major international meetings to build the agenda for CDRI (#IWDRI) each with delegations from 25+ countries. The combination of climate risks and urban planning was also the specialisation of my masters degree in Urbanism. I have worked on developing risk sensitive urban planning strategies for Sao Paulo, Tokyo and San Francisco. I use my expertise and experience in my ongoing research for resilient urban planning strategies for Amsterdam and Mumbai.
As a licensed architect, I have worked on prestigious design commissions with Christopher Benninger Architects, Serie Architects and as an independent design consultant. I am an active watercolour artist and illustrator and develop content for non-profit endeavours such as UN Online Volunteers, Rotaract Club, Humane Warriors, open sourse softwares and initiatives promoting Indian music and arts.