Aparna Uppaluri works in philanthropy with a focus on gender, climate, health, and human services. She trained as an Odissi dancer and ran the Antara Artists Collective in Bangalore for several years. She has edited a volume Hence (un)Proven on the intersection of Art and Science intersections for Khoj Studios, New Delhi. Rain Incarnations (Barshavatar) is her first complete volume of poetry translated from Odia to English. She is currently the Chief Operating Officer at the Tata Trusts, leading their philanthropic grant-making strategy and implementation.