I am interested in several aspects of how the Earth functions. Primarily, my research focuses on extracting information about climatological, oceanographic, and geological systems from observations and proxy archives. I am interested in understanding how the Earth's climate changed in the past, what caused these changes, and how this information can tell us about 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 UTIG Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute for Geophysicsaffiliated with the Jackson School of Geosciences, a part of the University of Texas at Austin.

I received my PhD in May 2016 from the Department of Geological Sciences at the at the University of Texas at Austin where I worked with Terry Quinn. I obtained my MS in Geological Sciences in 2012 at the same department. In 2010, I graduated with a 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.