Pournima Narayanan received her Honors B.Sc. degree in Chemistry from the University of Toronto, where she did her thesis project on the purification of polymer-grafted nanocrystals under Prof. Eugenia Kumacheva. She also worked on the synthesis of semiconductor nanocrystals under Prof. Mark Wilson. As a Stanford Graduate Fellow, Pournima is currently working on the synthesis and applications of stable nanocapsules which perform triplet fusion upconversion. In her free time, Pournima enjoys playing volleyball, tennis, and badminton.