About

I fix stuff!

Origin Story

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!

Hero’s Journey

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.

Side Quests

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.

Fernweh

“Literally ‘farsickness’ or ‘longing for far-off places’, as contrasted with Heimweh ‎(‘homesickness, longing for home’).” — translated from German