Hamsini grew up in southern India, where she completed a Bachelor’s degree in Zoology, Botany and Chemistry, and studied human–wildlife conflict near her home-town of Bangalore. She moved to Australia in 2016 to complete her Master’s degree in Conservation Biology at Macquarie University, Sydney. She was then employed as an ecologist and consultant for WWF-Australia’s Kimberley Program. She worked with several Aboriginal ranger groups on a variety of projects, including one dedicated to protecting Wiliji (West Kimberley race of black-footed rock-wallaby) with Nykina Mangala Rangers on their Country. Hamsini has joined Environs Kimberley to work on the Dampier Peninsula Monsoon Vine Thicket and Karajarri Pirra Warlu Projects.