Dr Sharvani K.A. teaches Botany to undergraduate (B.Sc.) and postgraduate (M.Sc. in Molecular Biology) students at Yuvaraja's College, a constituent college of University of Mysore, Mysuru. She holds a PhD and has an extensive teaching experience of 25 years. Along with the fields of biodiversity, conservation and plant taxonomy, her interests also lie in democratic decentralization process and Panchayati Raj.

She has worked with Prajayatna for nearly 10 years and was one of the founding team members who were instrumental in establishing the work of Prajayatna, especially in Karnataka.