Aarini joined the Ashoka University Ph.D. program in 2018. She did her masters from Banaras Hindu University in zoology. Her background was in mammalian endocrinology but decided to shift her genera into behavioral ecology because of her intense interest in in-vivo studies. She is now working on acoustic communication in paleotropical bush crickets. Her project focuses on understanding call diversity and calling song evolution in bushcrickets. In this, she is exploring diversity in calling songs in different ecological conditions and ecosystems and how call divergence drives speciation. She is also interested in insect taxonomy, comparative acoustic communication and conservation.