Avni found a penchant for sports, especially outdoors, after moving to Hong Kong. While in New Delhi, where she completed her schooling, sports was simply something that she didn’t possess a natural curiosity for. Neither was she in an environment that would influence her to try different sports. After graduating from university in Hong Kong, she found a love for hiking and climbing which has taken her to places like Everest Base Camp and Patagonia.

Avni read civil engineering at university and currently works in the infrastructure space. She is also on the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers Dragon Boat Team. She truly believes her sporty pursuits have added to her values and character both personally and professionally. She is passionate about communicating the value of sports to girls and women, especially those from underprivileged backgrounds.