I have a PhD from the Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia. Additionally, I hold a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Lucknow and a Master of Science degree in Physics with a specialization in Astronomy & Astrophysics from Savitribai Phule Pune University. I was been awarded the Prof. W.M. Dabadghav gold medal and the Prof. S.S. Joshi Prize for achieving the highest marks in my Master of Science course at the university.

While pursuing my undergraduate degree from Lucknow, I became part of the local amateur astronomer's club. There, I learnt to use telescopes and developed an interest in communicating science to the public. Over time, I have found myself increasingly involved in science communication. In 2019, I received the Director's Excellence in Outreach and Outreach Superstar awards for my outreach activities during my PhD.

When I am not working on curating stellar lives or developing resources to communicate them, I find myself busy with a wide range of activities. I enjoy painting, writing poems, watching movies, and exploring places - capturing moments with a camera whenever I can. During the great lockdown of 2020 and 2021, I also developed the hobby of reading books and playing board games.

Background image at top: Cannonball pulsar speeding through space. Credit: Composite by Jayanne English, University of Manitoba; F. Schinzel et al.; NRAO/AUI/NSF; DRAO/Canadian Galactic Plane Survey; and NASA/IRAS.

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