Shobha joined Samvada in 2017. Prior to this she ran a small xerox and lamination shop. In her current role she is the night Caretaker at Baduku community college. When residential courses are on, she makes sure that students are taken care of during the night. She also sometimes helps with some admin work and the kitchen. Shobha believes that her work at Samvada exposed her to many new ideas and gave her an opportunity to interact with students, giving her confidence about herself. She enjoys reading and creating things with her hands. She has always been curious about creative crafts.