Sharvari Desai graduated in 2016 with a degree in computer science and a minor in mathematics. She was born in the small town of Solapur, India and moved to the United States when she was four years old. Sharvari grew up in the suburbs outside of Memphis, Tennessee and attended high school at White Station High School. The summer following her freshman year at the University of Tennessee, Sharvari completed an internship at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, where she expanded on software developed for visualizing data generated from supernova simulations on the Titan supercomputer. Through this internship, Sharvari co-authored a paper presented at the 2014 International Conference on Computational Science in Cairns, Australia.
While at UT, Sharvari did research in the computer science department and was in charge of website design and maintenance for several student organizations, including Systers: Women in Computing and Sex Week UT. She also served as the president of UT's Association for Computing Machinery chapter for which her responsibilities include planning all chapter meetings, organizing the executive board, and coordinating with industry contacts to arrange for seminars and presentations at chapter meetings. Sharvari now works in Dallas at Pariveda Solutions as a Software Consultant.