optimist | eager learner | maker | systems & design thinker

professional summary

master’s thesis researcher
university of helsinki, helsinki, finland (january 2013 – present)

Freelance thesis researcher cum concept designer at GloCal – a project based at University of Helsinki, aimed at designing technology aided solutions to support community health workers involved in maternal and child care in developing countries. My work includes concept research, design, technology development, field testing and stakeholder mapping for a POC solution.

start-up life intern
readmill, berlin, germany (july – august 2012)

Readmill aims to make digital reading more social and beautiful. The internship gave me an opportunity to combine my love for books and reading with that for software and technology. I worked on bringing Readmill to the Microsoft platform.

factory manager (summer intern)
design factory india, noida, india (may – june 2012)

Design Factory India, inspired by Aalto Design Factory, is an experimental platform for interdisciplinary learning, design thinking and co-creation. My role at DFI was to help launch and develop the philosophical and operational models along with the rest of the core team.

program manager II, software design engineer in test II
microsoft, hyderabad, india (july 2006 – august 2011)

5 years of software design, development, testing and program management experience. During this stint I worked on both, version one products and services in a start-up like environment, as well as dot releases of a large, enterprise-class product.

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