Although coming from a relatively nomadic family, Pratima considers herself from Austin, TX by way of Bethlehem, PA. She attended The University of Texas at Austin and holds a B.A. in Psychology, Minor in Theatre and a teaching certification in Theatre Education.
She moved to Philadelphia 5 years ago for its vibrant arts and education scene and has since been inspired by the progressive community voices around the city. She currently works as a school administrator and performing artist. As a theatre educator, she strongly believes in the arts in the development of youth and the ability of each student to find his/her/their own voice. In her creative work, she finds purpose in projects that challenge her as an artist and push the boundaries of art and humanity. In her spare time, she volunteers with the Philadelphia Ready for 100 clean energy campaign, is an Advisory Board member of Power Street Theatre Company, and is a member of the Organizing Committee of Philadelphia Asian Performing Artists (PAPA). She's also a Sixers fan - GO SIXERS!