Venilla Rajaguru is a poet by nature, a scholar by training, and an entrepreneur by practice. She is the former editorial lead of British Council India Communications; and has also edited two English Studies journals for the Council (1995-97). Later, she served as the pioneering Chairwoman of the ASEAN Women's Wing office based at the ASEAN Secretariat, helping develop and implement Community Outreach programs for women and children (2009-2011). She read English Literature at the University of Oxford as Rhodes Scholar 1992. Almost two decades later, she pursued postgraduate studies in International Development (Cornell, U.S.), and Science and Technology Studies in the history and sociology of Innovation (York University, Canada). Her own doctoral research is on the Pacific issues of artificial islands. While at York University, she concurently served as the first Chair of the Ocean Frontiers Research working group under Science for Peace, Canada (2015-2020). In 2021 she founded a consulting company KeyVisory, LLC in the U.S., for helping individual artists and businesses in branding, research, and intellectual property software solutions. She now spends her time between her creative writing projects, academic research writings, and her consulting practice.