Timeline of Impact

Happy Summer!

The following list highlights events that I have been invited to and venues where I have shared my work.

The world needs to hear more diverse voices! Interested in participating in any of the events below? Do reach out! I am happy to recommend others to forums that I have been privileged to be part of.

June 2022 (upcoming)

  • Co-authored 3 research papers for the American Society for Engineering Education's Annual conference:

    • Engineering Instruction, Inclusion, and Comics

    • How Writing a Book on STEM helped rewrite our interests in the field - An Autoethnography

    • Work-in-progress: Retention of women in the engineering professoriate - A systematic review

May 2022

  • Highlighted by the Society of Women Engineers as part of their annual list of Women Engineers You Should Know (WEYSK) featured in the Spring '22 magazine.

  • Volunteered as Business Coach as part of 3DE Junior Achievements for their business challenge for 9th graders at Potomac High School where they were asked: How can Delta Air Lines improve the gate experience prior to boarding?

  • Won first prize at the National Blog Writing Competition hosted by the National Institute of Science Communication and Policy Research (CSIR - NIScPR), New Delhi.

April 2022

  • Speaker at Seminar at Virginia Tech Department of Engineering Education, on the topic: Why Industry Needs More Engineering Education (and YOU!)

  • Co-authored a poster presented at the Society of IO Psychologist's (SIOP) Annual conference

    • Do We Even Belong? Results From Tracing Experiences of Women who Are New Graduates

March 2022

  • Reviewer for Elsevier journal, Methods in Psychology.

  • Judge, Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Scholarships 2022.

  • Delegate at Society of Women Engineer's Congressional Outreach Day to increase awareness among elected officials of the importance of diversity and inclusion in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) workforce.

  • Reviewer for the American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference, 2022.

February 2022

  • Participated in the Junior Achievements 3DE event introducing high school students to entrepreneurship, hosted at Amazon HQ2.

  • Participated in the #AWSMapathon supporting the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HoT).

  • Co-authored two publications presented at the American Society for Engineering Educations CoNECD conference

    • Opportunities from Disruption - how lifelong learning can help create more connected classrooms.

    • Auto-ethnographic reflections: Lessons from leading a STEM initiative for girls in school while we ourselves were in school

  • Ideator and expert quoted on paper on Sustainable AI and the Future of Work published by Geneva Macro Labs.

January 2022

December 2021

November 2021

October 2021

  • Member of the Annual Strategic Planning Sub-team at the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Annual Conference, Indianapolis.

  • Speaker at the Society of Women Engineers' (SWE) Annual Conference at Indianapolis on Reading Between the Lines (of code) : AI, Ethics, and Inclusion.

  • Nominated for the HRO Today Association Awards.

  • SWE-NY leader awarded Mission Awards for excellence - Professional Gold, Advocacy Best Practice, and Diversity and Inclusion Best Practice.

  • Invited Speaker at the University of Twente to share with Masters degree program students about Approaches to Data Visualization in People Analytics.

  • Research paper published at the Frontiers in Education conference on “We Make the Village” - Inspiring STEM Among Young Girls and the Power of Creative Engineering Education in Action.

  • Co-Organizer of a workshop as part of Society of Women Engineers, New York on Conquering Conferences - How to Successfully Navigate Hybrid Conferences.

September 2021

August 2021

  • Speaker at KR, South Africa HR Analytics Seminar on the topic: People Analytics and the Employee Experience.

  • End of tenure leading Global People Research & Analytics at McGraw Hill.

  • New job: Research Scientist II , Global Talent Management at Amazon.com.

July 2021

  • Research papers presented at the American Society for Engineering Education Conference, on following:

    • Use of Natural Language Processing for Novice-Led Analysis on End-of-Semester Responses on Students’ Experience of Changing Learning Environments due to COVID-19.

    • A Grounded Theory Analysis of COVID-19 Information and Resources Relayed Through University Webpages: Implications for a more Inclusive Community .

    • Understanding the Development of Teamwork Competency to Comprehend the Transformation in Systems Engineering discipline.

  • Reviewer, Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE 2021) by IEEE.

  • Attendee, Global Perspectives Program 10 year reunion at Virginia Tech.

  • Speaker at TA Week on the topic: Utilize Innovative Strategies Tools and Technology to Reimagine Talent Acquisition.

June 2021

May 2021

  • Panelist, Westchester Girl Scouts' Women in Engineering event.

  • Mentor, Greenlight for Girls initiative introducing young girls to STEM.

  • Judge, Genius Olympiad on submissions in the Business Development in STEM category.

  • Elected as Senator for Society of Women Engineers (SWE) FY 22.

  • Semi-finalist at Wharton's People Analytics Conference White Paper Competition.

April 2021

March 2021

February 2021

January 2021

December 2020

November 2020

October 2020

September 2020

August 2020

July 2020

June 2020

  • Presented at American Society for Engineering Education's Annual Conference - presented on Developing the ESLS instrument.

  • Recognized as an Inclusion and Diversity (I&D) Champion at McGraw Hill.

  • Lead people research for a data-informed and people-centric strategy for the McGraw Hill Return to Work initiative - Voice, Choice & Care.

  • Developed and conducted a 3-part month-long workshop on Data Visualization for Virginia Tech's Department of Engineering Education.

  • Voted to the post of Vice President at Society of Women Engineers - NY.

May 2020

April 2020

  • Joined Women Who Code as a Member and Mentor.

  • Panelist for Women in Tech Twitter AMA by McGraw Hill.

  • Featured on The Muse as employees at work at McGraw Hill.

  • Served as Mentor for BuiltByGirls.

March 2020

February 2020

  • Joined Women Who Code as a Member and Mentor.

  • Conducted day-long workshop for school children from the School of Journalism for Career Day with Partnership for NYC and McGraw Hill.

January 2020

2018 - 2021 : Leading Global People Research and Analytics at McGraw Hill

Invited to the World Bank Global Youth Summit in Washington D.C.

Panelist at SDG Workshop by UNESCO Stat and NCERT in New Delhi.

Member of SWE-NY.

2014 - 2017 : Earned a Doctorate in Engineering Education from Virginia Tech


Instructor for First Year Engineering Program at Virginia Tech.

Graduate Researcher on several National Science Foundation projects.

Recognized by Yale and inducted into the National Bouchet Honour Society.

Recognized by Virginia Tech as a Diversity and Inclusion Scholar.

Speaker at the International Student Commencement Ceremony at Virginia Tech..

2015 - 2017 : Pursued a Masters in Applied Statistics from Virginia Tech

2011 - 2013 : Pursued a Masters in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech

Co-op at Volvo Construction Equipment.
Recognized as Fellow, Global Perspectives Program at Virginia Tech (in collaboration with Swiss Embassy)
Lead a team which came in third at a General Motors Global Car of the Future Competition.
Served as Graduate Fellow at Honors Residential College at Virginia Tech.
Guest Lecturer at Manipal Institute of Technology, India on Automobile Engineering and Engineering Economics.
Summer Teacher at Kendriya Vidyalaya, Lucknow Cantt.
Active member of SWE-VT and two time Chair at Council for Advancement of Minority Engineering Organizations.

2007 - 2011 : Pursued a Bachelors in Mechatronics Engineering from Manipal University, India and Took Up my First Job!

Served as Manager HR at TechEpsilon Softwares Pvt. Ltd. - Tech Start-up at Manipal India.
Interned at Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO), New Delhi India.
Interned at Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), Bangalore, India.
Interned at National Institute of Technology, Surathkal, India.