Avani completed Cecemmana, the 3 year clinical herbal medicine program at Ancestral Apothecary, in 2018. She stumbled into (Western) herbalism and loves the magic Cecemanna has brought into her life. She was raised in the Bay Area by Desi parents and grandparents, where she was taught the medicine of home cooked food, spices, music and parties. She also completed a Masters of Social Welfare from UC Berkeley in 2020 and is pursuing therapy. She is most excited by the emotional, cultural and spiritual healing power of plants..