Mellon Mays Fellow
Sajina Shrestha was born in Lalitpur, Nepal and moved to New York City when she was 12 years old. She is pursuing a major in anthropology and a minor in journalism. Her experience of growing up in two different countries has sparked her interest in studying immigration in South Asia and the South Asian American diaspora. She is interested in exploring how one’s understanding of their identity changes with migration, and she hopes to learn how societal systems like caste, class, and gender roles transform and are recreated with immigration to a new country. In her free time, Sajina likes listening to 99 Percent Invisible and cooking new recipes.