I recently graduated from the Pennsylvania State University with a Ph.D. in art education,

with a minor in curriculum and instruction. I completed my M.A. in graphic design from the

Savannah College of Art and Design, and B.F.A. in applied art from Rachana Sansad College, Mumbai, India.

I worked as a graphic designer in Japan and India after completing my undergraduate studies.

My interest in design in the specific context of children and education propelled my graduate studies.

Apart from my research and academic work, my biggest joy is my son, who was born while I was still writing my dissertation. I simultaneously experienced the gestation and birth of my baby and dissertation—both metaphorically interchangeable terms. I found remarkable similarities in both journeys. The dissertation research and the baby are constantly evolving endeavors that demand attention, commitment, dedication, and love! But most importantly, both brought me great joy.