has excellent teaching and research experience of environmental and medicinal botany. She has done masters in Botany and Ph.D in Environmental Biology. Before working at Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), New Delhi, she taught at School of Environment Science, APSU at graduate and post graduate levels and also at a college of Delhi University. She is an active environmentalist and has diverse institutional exposures, and research interests including plant conservation, biostatistics, plant systematics, plant breeding, ecotoxicology, and phytoremediation. She has several scientific and popular publications to her credit. She is member of Indian Botanical Society, Lucknow and the editorial member of The Environment, an international journal of environmental sciences.