Devasmita is a doctoral student at the University of Virginia. Born and raised in India, she washed up on the shores of Seattle when she was twenty five. She got her degree in Public Health and worked as a toxicologist before moving coasts and starting her doctoral degree. She likes to divide her time between research, writing, traveling, and photography. An ardent fan of Bollywood cinema and unarguably an introvert, she likes to watch crowds from a distance, and write about the journeys of human lives.