Dr. Srivastava graduated with Chemistry, Botany and Zoology in 1998 from I. T. P. G. College, Lucknow University, Lucknow and post- graduated in Zoology in 2001 from Lucknow University, Lucknow. She acquired Bachelor of Education in 2000 from Mahila P.G.College, Lucknow University, Lucknow and qualified CSIR-NET in 2002. She joined the prestigious CSIR-Central Drug Research Institute (CDRI), Lucknow in February 2002 as Research Scholar.
There she completed her Ph. D. degree in Biochemistry in 2009 in collaboration from Lucknow University Lucknow. During Ph. D. she pursued research on the molecular mechanism of anti- estrogen action on human cancer cell lines. She served as faculty, Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan, New Delhi from September 2009-April 2011. She joined as Assistant Professor at Department of LifeSciences and Biotechnology in April, 2011. Dr Srivastava has been contributing to the department's teaching and extension activities.