I started my professional journey during my Bachelors at AIMST, India from where I got the unique experience of working in FAO on a novel photobioreactor for the culture of microalgae in high densities as part of my industrial training and in Saudi-ARAMCO, working on the Diatomic species Amphorain a thin layer photobioreactorwhich proved instrumental in enhancing my exposure to R & D culminating in an internship at Ghent University, Belgiumat the ARC lab instituted by the distinguished Prof. Patrick Sorgeloos, on bioactive enzymes as an exchange student towards the end of my Bachelors.
I chose the same university and lab to do my Masters in Aquaculture despite other offers from UK, Germany and Vietnam, some with scholarships. My time at Ghent University gave me international exposure with peers from all 6 continents of the globe enhancing my multi-cultural affableness. During my time at Ghent University, I traveled to Spain for an internship on Harmful Algal Blooms in IRTA research station under Dr. Margarita Fernandez to work on Karlodiniumarmiger, culturing the Algae and conducting bioassay tests on Mussels and Oysters. After my internship, I got a scholarship from the Elizabeth and Amelie fund of the King Baudouin Foundation, Belgium to do my thesis in Ecuador which involved the use of Sarcocornia plants, Avicenniagerminans mangroves, Striostrea prismaticaoysters and Kappaphycusalvareziiseaweed as bioremediation for the secondary and tertiary treatment of shrimp effluents.
Currently, I am working as a Business Aquaculture Specialist at Aqua Bridge Group where I am involved in multiple projects, have conducted feasibilities for governmental and private companies in the Arabian Gulf and was instrumental in proposals for hatcheries and farms both in the Arabian Gulf and beyond. I also function as an associate consultant for Sea cucumber, Australia, Al Abdely Consulting, Omanand Sofos Aqua Consulting, India on call. I eagerly look forward to diversifying my expertise allowing me continue my learning process