Kavya Pradhan is a PhD candidate in the Department of Biology at the University of Washington. She grew up in Kathmandu, Nepal, where her love for montane habitats first began. She has a BS in Environmental Science from Randolph College and an MS in Ecology from the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. In her free time, Kavya enjoys hiking, painting and baking.
Kavya is broadly interested in how climate change relates to biodiversity. For her PhD, she is examining montane forest communities in the Pacific Northwest to understand how climate change has affected these forests in the last few decades and how management practices can best complement climate adaptation.