Nayantara Lakshman

Project Associate, Education and Public Engagement

Ever since I could remember, I have always been one with nature. Being around greenery and wilderness makes me feel like I belong. I am grateful to have been exposed to the wild life experience from a young age. My parents encouraged me to go on various treks where I was able to see the true beauty of nature. I being a great animal & nature lover want to do my part in helping these animals by preserving their habitat. I did my schooling till the 12th standard in Bishop Cotton Girls School, Bangalore and then I went on further and got my Bachelors Degree in commerce, I passed out from St Joseph’s College of Commerce, Bangalore. Initially the world of business fascinated me but through my three years in college, I realized I lacked the passion towards my subjects because I felt like I had another purpose. I not only wanted to be successful in what I did but I also wanted to make difference. I used to come across many articles about how, many species are on the verge of extinction and some sadly already extinct. These articles affected me to such an extent that it made me discover my purpose. I truly believe that working with the Nature Conservation Foundation will empower my passion and provide me with a platform to convert my commitment to this field into a meaningful difference to the world I love.