Sanitation and waste management has been an obsession with her. Even while pursuing a Post-Graduate program in Biotechnology from the M.S. University, Vadodara, her research area focused on sewage water treatment with yet another waste – gamma rays from Cobalt-60 from radioactive waste. Starting off as a Researcher at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, Sangeeta has several publications – both technical and non technical- to her credit, including a book ‘Celebrating the Earth-Stories about Prithvi’, which gives the reader a glimpse into Vedic Ecology through stories. As a freelance writer for 14 years, she has contributed to magazines such as Education World, Life Positive; newspapers such as Deccan Chronicle and Times of India; and has also written extensively for Chillibreeze for their clients. She has also collaborated with Canadian and American universities on international biotech projects and has been involved with corporate India in their solid waste programs. As Project Consultant in the area of sanitation to a tsunami rehabilitation project in Tamil Nadu, India, she is part of a consortium which aims to build a million toilets in rural India in the next few years. She believes that India should have a ‘toilet mission’ even before a space mission. Sangeeta has also recently been inducted as Research Director of SociotechInnovation4Change- a startup social enterprise focusing on water, sanitation, energy and medicine.
Passionate about music she learns Hindustani music, loves to work out and swim. Otherwise, she is a regular homebody spending time with her two boys, husband and mother-in-law.