Aarini joined Ashoka University PhD 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 an intense interest in in-vivo studies. She is now working on acoustic communication in paleotropical bush crickets and explores how they communicate with each other, especially male-female, at the behavioral and neuronal level. She is also interested in exploring the anti predatory strategies between crickets and bats depending on acoustic signals and how evolution drives the diversity in calls of bush crickets.