Arunika (they/she) was born in New Delhi and grew up in the sweltering suburbs of Houston, TX. They have lived in Seattle for a little over a year and are absolutely enamored with the beauty of the Pacific Northwest. They grew up visiting the Houston arboretum and found great joy in learning about the flora, fauna, and history of the land. Arunika works in environmental consulting doing product safety work and assessing human health risks of various contaminant exposures. They care deeply about environmental justice and the idea that all marginalized communities deserve to feel safe, nourished, and represented in the outdoors (however that may look to people). Arunika's favorite activities outdoors are tending to their garden, nature photography, hiking, picnicking, and learning more about our natural world!