Gautam Surya

… has been passionate about wildlife and conservation since he was a child. He completed a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and biology at Tufts University in 2011, and he subsequently earned a Ph.D. in the Ecology, Evolution and Behaviour program at the University of Texas. For his dissertation, he worked on the community ecology, response to climate change, and conservation of birds in the Eastern Himalayas. In his spare time, Gautam is an obsessive birdwatcher and amateur naturalist.