Pallavi is a PhD candidate in the History of Science program and a Gender and Sexuality Studies certificate student. She is interested in the history of medicine, technology, disability and the body. Her dissertation is on the history of medicine and technology in the Paralympic Games. Before starting graduate studies at Princeton, she served as an organizer in the Appalachian coalfields and as a researcher specializing in the history of occupational dust diseases. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania (B.A.) and Swansea University (MRes).