Visiting Scientist at North Carolina Museum of Natural Science
Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
Currently working on: Urban ecology, (focusing on community-based conservation and citizen science in cities)
Talk with me about:
- Ecology, Anthropology
- Higher education (undergrad/postgrad), Public Outreach, Research
- Grant writing
- Helping with reaching out to communities, verbal communication, with community members
- Connecting with museums, schools and policymakers
- Minority communities
How I got interested in STEM: My mother and my school biology teachers.
I started a community-based conservation project in urban Bangalore to study a nocturnal primate and conservation of biodiversity in cities. I am currently developing a urban pollination project, collaborating with museums, local schools and universities to work in communities. In the past I worked on urban water use and perception of home owners on waterside landscapes in Fresno, CA. My phd work is on behavioral ecology of slender loris in southern India. I also worked as a biologist in a Tiger Reserve before starting my PhD.