Fatma is an National Science Foundation (NSF) fellow in her last year of a PhD in Soil Science with minors in agronomy and nutritional sciences. Her primary research interest lies in the study of soil health’s effect on the socio-economic, nutritional and qualitative dimensions of food and agriculture in developing nations. Specifically, her PhD looks at the nutritional interlinkages in the soil-rice-human continuum in Jharkhand, India. Fatma received both her Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees from Cornell University in agricultural science and soil sciences. Post graduation, Fatma hopes to join a UN agency or CGIAR center.