Ipsita Agarwal is a journalist and scientist born in Kolkata and raised in towns across India and Indonesia. After finding herself second highest in the country for physics, she joined Loughborough University in 2011. The focus of her research was on autonomous systems that have applications in aviation and space. Since 2017, Ipsita has written journalistic pieces that have some bearing in STEM and her work has appeared in US publications like WIRED. Smithsonian Magazine, and BuzzFeed News.