Born in New Delhi, India, I was a military brat who relocated to a new city every few years. While it felt awful to leave behind friends, I absolutely loved exploring every corner of the country.
Over the past few years, I have ventured across international borders and these days you can find me lazing along the sunny beaches of Carlsbad, California. I love traveling and am on a lifelong quest to experience as many cultures as I can!
I gained my first taste of professional life at SAP as a Support Engineer. My role involved constantly thinking about optimization and efficiency - a skill that I have somewhat applied to my personal life as well. Working with multicultural teams across different countries taught me to quickly adapt to various social dynamics. After three years at SAP, I traveled across the globe to the Entertainment Technology Center (ETC) at Carnegie Mellon University, to pursue my dream of creating video games.
I was always fascinated by novel technologies and the ETC became the perfect playground to tackle the latest tech. I got to work with a variety of devices like Oculus VR, HTC Vive, Leap Motion, Microsoft Kinect, Google Tango, Makey Makey, Jam-o-drum, a themed space called ‘The Cave’, and Anki’s Cozmo robot! For my final semester, I interned as a Software Engineer at Zynga for their Hit it Rich! mobile slots game. After graduation, I finally achieved my goal of working on a AAA title at High Moon Studios.
Technical Design has been an extremely fulfilling role as it provides me with a unique blend of logic and creativity. I’m an ardent supporter of transformation through games and enjoy serious interactive experiences as much as traditional video games.
When I’m not glued to a computer screen, I like to bike around the city, wipe the dust off my guitar, and lose sprints to dogs at the local animal shelter.
“Literally ‘farsickness’ or ‘longing for far-off places’, as contrasted with Heimweh (‘homesickness, longing for home’).” — translated from German