I am currently working as an oat quality researcher in AEGIC (Australian Export Grains Innovation Centre), focussing on increasing the competitiveness of Australian oats for exports. The role involves oat quality research and innovation, oat processing and technical market support through the provision of technical expertise in oat quality testing and processing and development of new and rapid methodologies to predict end - product functionality. This makes my work interesting as it always gives me an opportunity to expand my research skills and think of innovative solutions. I grew up in India, a land of diverse flavours and cuisines, and I was always fascinated by the science behind food and how different factors can impact its properties. This drew me to Food Science as my field of interest. I completed my first Master's degree in Food Science and Nutrition in India, and the second Master’s degree in Food Science and Technology from Curtin University, Perth, Australia. Receiving a scholarship (Curtin Strategic International Research Scholarship) at Curtin University helped me pursue a doctoral degree with a research focus on oat incorporated noodles and it’s quality aspects.