Anusha Shankar – National Geographic Society Newsroom
Anusha is a PhD candidate at Stony Brook University, New York who studies how hummingbirds balance their daily energetic needs. She grew up mostly in India, and loves the warm, wet tropics! She received a Young Explorer grant from the National Geographic Society in 2014 to collect field physiological data in Ecuador, and has continued to work closely with Ecuadorian hummingbirds and scientists. She is part of National Geographic’s 2017 Young Explorer Leadership and Development Program. Anusha is passionate about teaching and mentoring, and has mentored 14 students on her project over 4 years. She loves salsa and swing dancing, photography, and reading fiction.