Gitanjali Gnanadesikan

University Fellows Cohort Member, 2017-2018
PhD Student, Anthropology
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Gitanjali Gnanadesikan is a doctoral student in the School of Anthropology. Her research focuses on cognitive evolution and social behavior, especially in domesticated species such as dogs. She is particularly interested in developing experimental paradigms that enable meaningful comparisons of cognitive abilities across species. Gita graduated from Princeton in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, after which she spent a year teaching English and music in an elementary school in rural China. When not working, teaching, or playing with animals, she enjoys reading, singing, photography, spending time outdoors, and especially combinations of the above.