The Grand Canyon, 2014

Anika is a writer, photographer, podcaster and researcher interested in feminism and agroecology. She received her BA in Human Geography from UC Berkeley in 2014 and has since interned at National Geographic Explorer Programs in DC and worked at GirlVentures in San Francisco. She has lived in the Netherlands, Chile, and Guatemala and has traveled solo in Italy, Turkey, Jordan, Palestine, Israel, Bolivia, and Brazil. 

As an outdoor enthusiast, hobby herbalist, and gardener, she is interested in agroecological research and practice. She has lead backpacking trips with middle schoolers on the Appalachian Trail in North Carolina and Tennessee, and helped run the Student Organic Garden at UC Berkeley in 2013-2014 where she facilitated garden classes and wrote grants for new programs.

Anika is pursuing journalistic and creative writing as well as academic research in the social sciences. She is interested in how our political and economic systems affect social movements and gender issues. In her free time she likes to do yoga, rock climb, make linoleum prints, meditate, and backpack. 

Anika is currently a Contributor to The Culture Trip Online Magazine. She is also a 2016 National Geographic Young Explorer Grantee, working on a new project titled "Migration, Women and Coffee Production: Changing roles on Guatemalan and Nicaraguan farms."