I am in my second year of law school focusing on environmental and property law. In undergrad I studied Economics and created my own minor called “Business and the Environment.” I grew up all over the US, having moved about 15 times, and traveled with my family a lot. My Indian heritage has inspired my passion for the environment as my mother and grandfather taught me the cultural values of living in-sync with the planet and protecting it for continued life on earth. As a kid, we used to visit my family in India and each trip I'd collect National Geographic magazines to take in a suitcase to my grandfather given his limited mobility and his desire to read. As we'd read the magazines together, he used to share cool facts and tell me stories that sparked my love for storytelling. Modeling his appreciation for history, culture, communities, and, most significantly, nature, I have become inspired to tell stories in the hope that I can spark interest in the curiosities of our world for others like he did for me. I am also inspired to take action for the environment and the indigenous communities that protect it after reading the book Ishmael by Daniel Quinn. It taught me without the environment, we are nothing. After graduation I plan to use my J.D. to serve the environment. In the long-term I hope to work in land and biodiversity conservation and continue storytelling.
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