Ashwini is a M.Phil. student at the Thutupalli lab. She has completed her Masters in Physics from Bangalore University, and was part of the Research Education Advancement Programme (REAP) at Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium, Bangalore. She has previously worked in observational astronomy, and is currently interested in studying the collective behaviour of active particles by vibrating 3D printed particles on a plate. In her spare time, she likes to participate in various science outreach programmes.