Do you have previous experience in mentorship or educational outreach? Please list here (200 words)
Immediately after my master's, I started working with an NGO where I got numerous opportunities to interact with farmers and other stakeholders on their involvement in ecosystem conservation. I also participated in nature walk or tree walk groups to interact with students of diverse age groups, discussing plant diversity. I also spent some time teaching biology (plant physiology and development, plant biochemistry, ecology, and evolution) lessons to undergrad students and other research aspirants before starting my Ph.D. During my Ph.D., I was TA-ing three courses (Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavioral Biology) that my thesis advisor offered. Apart from these, I also mentored three master's students and seven summer interns during their research internships. I believe that the best way to learn something is through teaching it to someone.