Deepna Nandiga is pursuing a masters degree in the Department of Anthropology at Columbia University. She attended UCLA in sunny California as an undergraduate, majoring in Psychology and minoring Public Policy. While in school, she worked in Washington D.C. as an intern on Capitol Hill. Following graduation, she worked for Relief International, an NGO specializing in humanitarian aid and long-term development projects. Most recently, she worked for Accenture, a management consulting firm, as a business analyst.