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Laxmi holds an MFA in Advertising from Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), USA, prior to which she received her BFA in Commercial Arts from Sophia College, Mumbai. After her graduation from SCAD, she worked in the US for over ten years with leading advertising/design agencies like Beverage Food Group, Cartoon Network, Wit America, T. Vanderbilt etc.
During the outsourcing wave in the early part of the decade, she decided to make the shift to the management side, while working with and Atlanta based KPO (Knowledge Processing Outsourcing Units) which had offshore offices in India and Colombia. She moved back to India in 2009 to start her own outsourcing advertising firm, Thought Waves Media Pvt. Ltd. She ran the outsourcing unit successfully building a client roster of both Indian as well as US clients, gaining tremendous experience in client as well as employee management. Setting up processes to track company output as well as manage daily client expectations, was her forte. In 2013, co-founded Magellan Life Sciences and serves as the Chief Strategy Officer of the company today. She is responsible for the company’s brand image, legal and financial management. As a strategist, she handles the key collaborations and investor relations keeping in mind the company’s scientific vision and future growth prospects.