2018 – Gayatri Girirajan

Gayatri Girirajan

1) I’ve always wanted to study conservation through an interdisciplinary lens and finding the Doris Duke Program was like a dream come true! The approach to conservation as simultaneously a scientific and cultural field is new to me and I can’t wait to be learning out in the field.  

2) I really want to bring what I’ve learned to urban planning in the future, like how people and cities would interact with conservation in mind and how food distribution systems can become more sustainable.