Poornima is doing her Masters in Computer Science at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering. She is a Student VR Engineer on the World in a Cell project, working with Unity. Her interest in virtual and augmented reality was kickstarted when she took the Virtual Reality course taught by Professors Mike Zyda and Vangelis Lympouridis at the USC GamePipe Laboratory, and successfully completed a capstone project for the course. She is very interested in exploring this exciting avenue and doing more interdisciplinary work that impacts and improves society.