Asmita has a background in Biology and Environmental Science. She did a bachelor's in Life sciences from St.Xavier's University, Mumbai, India. And a Master's degree in Aquatic Ecology from Wageningen University and Research in 2020. During the master she studied the effect of antidepressant fluoxetine on aquatic species through behavioural bioassays, and compared the efficacy of lab based experiments to semi-controlled field experiments (mesocosms). In 2020, Asmita started working in the Aquatic Ecology department of NIOO-KNAW on the topic of 'Understanding and mitigating the subtle effects of psychoactive drugs on aquatic ecosystem functioning'. She will be conducting lab experiments as well as mesocosm experiments to gain a deeper understanding of subtle effects, such as effects on behaviour and infochemical mediated communication.