Kiera is a Research Support Specialist at the Tata-Cornell Institute. Her research focuses on mapping trends in food, agriculture, and nutrition in India. She is working closely with Post-Doctoral Associate Dr. Andaleeb Rahman to prepare a report of these trends. Before coming to TCI, Kiera completed her master’s degree in Soil and Crop Sciences at Cornell University, where she conducted a field experiment comparing the effects of different cover crop management strategies on soil health, weed suppression, crop yield, and profitability. Prior to her master’s, Kiera earned her B.A. in Chinese and Geography at Colgate University, and spent a year in China on a Fulbright Scholarship researching the development of organic agriculture. In the future, Kiera would like to work to promote ecological agricultural practices in developing countries, with the aim of improving soil health and nutrition.