Koushambi was born in Kolkata, India. She completed her Ph.D. from the Indian Institute of Science in 2016, and then worked with Prof. Matthew C. T. Hartman at Virginia Commonwealth University as a postdoctoral researcher. In Fall 2018, Koushambi joined the Dodani Lab. She is currently developing fluorescent sensors to detect and investigate the roles of anions in biological processes. In leisure moments, Koushambi indulges in reading articles and books on varied interesting topics, writing blogs, traveling, and working out.