Pratiksha Rathi is from Solapur, India. She graduated with a degree in Product Design from Symbiosis Institute of Design, Pune. While there, she focused on developing products for home-based businesses to be sustainable. After that Pratiksha worked in Delhi for 2 years and later joined Indian Institute of Management Ahemdabad where she studied Crafting Luxury and Lifestyle Businesses that focused on Entrepreneurial Studies related to crafts in rural India. After graduating, she worked with a community in southern India to revive the 5000 year old Ayurvedic technique of herb dyeing that is beneficial for health and well being. Pratiksha joined DSI to empower people through design.