Navika is a combined Ph.D./R.D. student and predoctoral fellow for the NIH-funded Institutional Training Grant (T32) in Maternal and Child Nutrition. Navika earned her B.S. in Dietetics from the University of Delaware where she developed an interest in examining how the built environment influences food choice. She completed her dietetic internship at Cornell University/University of Rochester Medical Center and became a Registered Dietitian in 2019. In her current position, she will implement a culturally appropriate, snacking-based intervention for diverse adolescents from a low-income, urban community, in an overall aim to remediate diet-related health disparities and promote health equity. Navika hopes to stay on the academic track and form a career as a health equity-focused research faculty member. Outside of work, she enjoys yoga and indulging in the local food scene.
2019, R.D., Cornell University/University of Rochester Medical Center
2017, B.S., Dietetics, University of Delaware