Anjika Pai received her B.S. in Environmental Sciences from UC Berkeley in 2022. Her areas of expertise include environmental justice and communications. She is an incoming law student at Northeastern University, where she will pursue a career in public interest law. As an undergraduate, Anjika co-founded STEM Redefined, an initiative to integrate diversity, equity, and inclusion into high school STEM curricula. Anjika’s passion for “STEMpathy,” combined with her experience in policy, has motivated her to address gaps in the STEM pipeline and promote the use of STEM for public good.
STEM subjects are powerful levers for change, but formal STEM-ed lacks opportunities to practice cultural competency. Anjika Pai and Sophia Swartz propose a task force committed to building values of inclusion and public service into the U.S. STEM workforce.