The Grand Canyon, 2014

Anika is a researcher, educator and writer exploring agroecology, gender and migration in a changing climate. She received her BA in Human Geography from UC Berkeley in 2014 and has since interned at National Geographic Explorer Programs in DC, instructed field courses with GirlVentures in the greater Bay Area, and worked as a farm educator at Urban Adamah in Berkeley, CA. She is also a 2016 National Geographic Young Explorer Grantee, and completed a project titled "Migration, Women and Coffee Production: Changing roles on Guatemalan and Nicaraguan farms."

Her background in experiential education includes food systems & farm ecology curriculum, native plants & folk herbalism lessons, backpacking skills, mindfulness, earth-based Judaism, and holding intentional space for group connection.

Anika is pursuing academic research in People-Environment Geography at the University of Wisconsin Madison. She is a 2019-2020 Helen Firstbrook Franklin Fellow through UW’s Latin American, Caribbean & Iberian Studies Program. She is interested in how the political and economic aspects of agroecological food systems affect land stewardship & tenure, social movements and gender in Central America.