Poonam began taking dance lessons at 18 months old and quickly found a love that would last a lifetime. Since then, she has trained in ballet and bharatanatyam before joining Naach Houston, a Bollywood Fusion company in Houston, Texas and dancing for her high school dance team. In college, Poonam danced on Texas Nach Baliye, the premiere Bollywood Fusion team at the University of Texas at Austin. When not dancing, Poonam enjoys reading, traveling, and exploring everything D.C. has to offer. She is currently pursuing her Master's in Forensic and Legal Psychology at Marymount University and hopes to work in mental health policy after graduation.