Aanika is a program associate with the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation's Science Program, with a focus on the physical sciences.
Prior to her current role, Aanika worked in the Grants Administration department at the Foundation. She was previously a teaching assistant in the anthropology department at the University of British Columbia and served as a research and administrative assistant for a civil liberties institute in Berkeley. She has also held an internship at the International Rescue Committee working with international refugees, and volunteered as a tutor for foster youth in Santa Rosa, California.
Aanika earned a M.A. in anthropology from the University of British Columbia. Her master’s thesis research was comprised of an ethnographic analysis of an organization that provides shelter and housing to women and children in the Bay Area. She received a B.A. in anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley.