Born in New Delhi, India, I was a military brat who relocated to a new city every few years. While it was awful to leave friends behind, I enjoyed the opportunity to explore every corner of the country. The last few years let me venture 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 has taught me to adapt quickly to various social dynamics. After three years at SAP, I headed 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 unexplored topics. I got to work with a variety of tech 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.
Academics may have trained my analytical skills, but I also enjoy absorbing knowledge on every topic under the sun. ‘Tech Design’ has been an extremely fulfilling space as it lies within the intersection of theory and practice. I’m an ardent supporter of transformation through games and believe that we can craft video games to be highly engaging experiences.
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