I got my Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from NIT, Warangal. I worked for Visakhapatnam Steel Plant for four years (2011-15) as an Assistant Manager (Operations). I got my Master's degree majoring in Operations Research from Oklahoma State University and I am starting doctoral studies (Ph.D.) in Operations Management at the Jindal School of Management, University of Texas-Dallas from August 2018. After completion of doctoral studies, I plan to pursue a career in academia to pursue my passion towards research and teaching. I belong to a middle class and orthodox nuclear family. My father Venkata Krishna is a florist and my mother Ramana is a homemaker. I have two elder siblings, my eldest sister Kanthi is a homemaker and brother-in-law Srinivas owns a family business in Kakinada, my elder brother Anush is a doctor (MD, General Medicine and DM, Endocrinology) and sister-in-law Tapasya is also a doctor (MD, Dermatology). Hardwork is the greatest virtue that my parents bestowed on us.