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Cornell University

Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition

Role: TCI Scholars

Bindvi Arora

Bindvi Arora is a PhD candidate in the field of food science. Her research interests include the development of novel food products and improving existing popular foods that can cater to nutritionally deficient populations through innovations in processing technology and…

Shivranjani Baruah

Shivranjani Baruah is a PhD student in the field of plant pathology and plant-microbe biology. Her primary research interest lies in exploring the intricacies of plant-pathogen interactions at the molecular level in order to inform decision-making related to crop protection.…

Kiera Crowley

Kiera Crowley is a PhD student in the field of soil and crop sciences and a FLAS fellow studying Hindi. Kiera is interested in innovation diffusion and the adoption of conservation agriculture technologies among farmers in India’s Indo-Gangetic Plain. She…

Natasha Jha

Natasha Jha is a PhD student in the field of applied economics and management. She is interested in studying the linkages between agriculture and nutrition and how these are likely to be impacted by climate shocks. Her research interests evolved…

Ekta Joshi

Ekta Joshi is a PhD student in the field of applied economics and management. She is interested in studying how agriculture can be an effective instrument for economic development in developing countries. Prior to joining Cornell, Ekta worked with the…

Kavya Krishnan

Kavya Krishnan is a PhD student in the field of soil and crop sciences. Her primary research interest is soil health – particularly its effects on food security. For the fieldwork component of her doctorate, she is working with India-based…

Sumedha Minocha

Sumedha Minocha is a PhD student in the field of applied economics and management. She is interested in studying the complex ways in which food systems work in developing countries, particularly their impact on nutrition and health-related outcomes and the…

Amrutha Jose Pampackal

Amrutha Jose Pampackal is a PhD student in the field of development sociology. She is interested in studying the sociology of access to food, particularly among marginalized communities in India. Prior to joining Cornell, Amrutha worked with the International Food…

Chanchal Pramanik

Chanchal Pramanik is a PhD student studying regional science in the Department of City and Regional Planning. His primary research interest is rural-urban dynamics and how they can benefit rural economies, with a focus on digital technologies. Prior to Cornell,…

Shree Saha

Shree Saha is a PhD student in the field of applied economics and management. Her research interests include women’s empowerment, maternal and child nutrition, financial inclusion, and development. Prior to joining Cornell, she worked as a research associate at the…