I am doing a PhD in environmental science at the University of Pittsburgh, my research interests are climate change and its impact on the environment. I have done Bachelors and Masters in environmental science. Currently, I am working on a project which is about paleoclimate reconstruction using multiproxy approach and my focus is on diatoms. I have attended the Ecology and systematics of Diatoms course at the Lakeside Lab Iowa, which has further increased my interest in diatoms.