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Cornell University

Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition

Role: TCI Scholars

Whitman Barrett

Whitman Barrett

Whitman Barrett is a PhD student in the Soil and Crop Sciences Section of the School of Integrative Plant Science at Cornell University. His work focuses on the reuse of human excreta in agriculture, with the goal of improving smallholder…

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.…
Apurva Borar

Apurva Borar

Apurva Borar is a PhD candidate in the field of applied economics and management. Her research interests lie at the intersection of development economics and gender studies. She is also interested in politics, governance, culture, and identity studies. Prior to…

Tanuj Chawla

Tanuj Chawla is an MPS student in the field of information sciences. He was previously an associate researcher for TCI in India, where he helped to build the Database for Indian Farmer Producer Organizations. He is an interdisciplinary professional with…

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‚Äôs Indo-Gangetic Plain. She…
Shubhangi Gupta

Shubhangi Gupta

Shubhangi Gupta is a PhD student in the field of applied economics and management. Her research interests lie in the intersection of gender, health, and education, and wants her research to have a real-world impact at the ground level. Prior…

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…
Annie Kaur

Annie Gurmeher Kaur

Annie Gurmeher Kaur is an MS-PhD student in the field of applied economics and management. Her research interests revolve around the UN sustainable development goals, particularly analyzing how poverty, nutrition, education, and gender intersect and interact with one another, as…

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…