Researcher biography

“Success isn’t about how much money you make, it’s about the difference you make in people’s lives."

                                                                                                                                                          - Michelle Obama

I am a Ph.D. student with the Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food innovation part of the team working on Uniquely Australian Foods focusing the native Australian Wattleseed. With over 40 edible varieties across the continent, these have been consumed by the Indigenous community for generations – with its incredible potential slowly being realized now through progressive research.  My research is based on studying the microstructure and nutritive value of specific varieties and so develop unique processing methods that would lead to creating nutritionally dense products catering to a wide consumer base. 

I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Food Technology and Management from NIFTEM, India (2017), and a Master’s degree in Food Technology and Nutrition from Lund University, Sweden (2019). With previous research experience at several organizations in India, Sweden, and the Middle East, I hope to continue to explore and learn as part of my research at UQ.  I aspire to innovate, create, stay curious, and to use my knowledge in educating and creating a world where no-one ever sleeps hungry.

My other interests include reading, hiking, and traveling, among others.