My home is in Srinagar, the middle of the beautiful state of Jammu and Kashmir in northern India. In 2016 and 2021 respectively, I received my Master’s and Ph.D. in Soil and Water Engineering from Punjab Agricultural University, which is the leading university in agriculture sciences in India. My expertise is in climate-based research, hydrological modeling, crop modeling, subsurface drainage, wastewater treatment, and have a good hold on soil and plant nutrient analysis; After receiving my doctorate, I worked as an instructor in Soil and Water Engineering and was fortunate to share my passion with agriculture students at Punjabi University, Patiala, India. As a postdoc at Kansas State University, I look forward to sustainable environmental research and diving deep into finding innovative and sustainable approaches to safeguard our environment through the BioWRAP project. Outside of academic interests, my time is spent listening to Indian Bollywood music, as I am a Bollywood movie buff! I follow world and Indian politics, I like to travel, meet different people, play badminton, and love to cook biryani (rice dish with meat and vegetables) with the famous, and aromatic Indian spices.