Misha Bansal

Project Coordinator, Education and Public Engagement

“You can be anything you want to be but can you be everything you want to be?” This question best describes my state of mind since I am fascinated by every possible offshoot of ecology and conservation, all the while getting maddened by the thought, "to be or not to be(a doctorate)". After doing a Bachelor’s in Biochemistry and a Master’s in Life Sciences, I monitored birds in the Aravalli landscapes in Delhi NCR(where I grew up). I also worked with various organisations to facilitate outreach and outdoor learning. My ‘gateway drug’ into wildlife was birds but I slowly meandered towards plants and hope to float further towards other realms as well. I am passionately discontent with the current factory-schooling paradigm and the disconnect it creates from nature. With Early Bird, I hope to ignite the connection, consequently helping to shape more mindful communities.