I am motivated by several aspects of how the Earth functions. Primarily, my research attempts to gain information about the interaction between the atmosphere and oceans on timescales ranging from decades to millennia. I use a combination of observations, proxy archives, and modeling simulations to elucidate important processes at play in the Earth-climate system. In other words, I am interested in understanding how the Earth's climate changed in the past, what caused these changes, and how such knowledge can help us anticipate future climate change. I am also interested in earthquakes and how neotectonic information can help us anticipate hazards.


Coring sediments on the R/V Pelican in the Gulf of Mexico

Aboard the JOIDES Resolution for Expedition 353 in the Bay of Bengal.

Aboard the JOIDES Resolution for Expedition 353 in the Bay of Bengal.


Currently, I'm a postdoctoral research associate at Brown University in the Department of Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences

I received my Ph.D. in 2016 from the University of Texas at Austin where I worked with Terry Quinn at the Institute for Geophysics. Before that, I obtained my M.S. in Geological Sciences in 2012 at the same department. In 2010, I graduated with a B.Tech major in chemical engineering (and a minor in procrastination) from the National Institute of Technology Karnataka in Surathkal, a small coastal town in southwestern India. I am originally from Bengaluru, India and have spent time working at Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad and the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru.