Vishwadeep(He/Him) is currently pursuing his PhD at the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, India. For his doctoral thesis he is working on the mechanics behind development of shapes in leaves. He identifies himself as queer by gender identity and has a significant interest in working on LGBT+ issues in STEM and other aspects of society. Apart from the scientific academics, he is passionate about research on gender parity in academia and has worked on it from a research point of view. He likes writing on philosophy and issues that are stigmatized in the LGBT+ community. Apart from that, he is passionate about conservation and environmental issues. In his spare time, he draws ‘Mandala art’.