Akanksha Agarwal is a doctoral student at the DBT-ICT Centre for Energy and Biosciences at ICT Mumbai. She holds a master’s degree in biotechnology from VIT University. Akanksha is an ardent environmentalist with a keen interest in upcycling of materials to minimize waste generation. Her doctoral studies focus on exploiting algae for industry and are driven by her urge to find sustainable alternatives to our daily needs. She aspires to convert her knowledge into real-time solutions towards a more eco-conscious society.