She is an educationist with over 20 years of experience, who has served as an English teacher in Chinmaya Vidyalaya Coimbatore and Vice Principal, Chid Vikas Coimbatore and as Senior Research Associate EZ Vidya Chennai. Apart from the school curriculum, she had always given importance in imparting health & hygiene and etiquette to the children. Her travels to the rural India made her understand about the open-defecation issue and its ill-effects on the rural-population. She and her son Abhishek founded Ashwatham, with the primary goal aim of imparting education on sanitation & hygiene and for building low-cost toilets to the people who need them. She regularly connects with people, knowing their problems and requirements. With extensive knowledge in the areas of sanitation, climate change and housing, she along with her dedicated team has embarked on an empowering process of communities. She is a post graduate in English Literature.