Mira Kudva Driskell (she/they)

Student, Cornell University
  • Cornell University
  • People
  • United States of America

About Mira Kudva Driskell (she/they)

Hello! My name is Mira, and I’m currently a sophomore in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences studying International Agriculture and Rural Development, with minors in Latin American Studies and Urban and Regional Studies. In the past, my research focuses have included ecology in the Nilgiris biosphere, plant pathology, indigenous citizenship regimes, landscape design, the politics of resource extraction, with other areas of interest including indigenous ways of knowing, anti-racist citizen science, and climate justice. Through Laidlaw, I hope to investigate on the conflicts and interactions between grassroots organizers and political parties in Spain, with a particular focus on populist discourse at the national level and Participatory Action Research (PAR) at the communal level. In my free time, I enjoy farming, hiking, and cooking with friends (over Zoom for the time being!).


I am a/an:

Undergraduate Scholar

Area of Expertise

Environment Politics Social Sciences

Research Topic


Laidlaw Cohort Year



Cornell University

I am from:

United States of America

I speak:

English Spanish

My hobbies/interests are:

Art Hiking/walking Meditation Music Nature & environment Reading Yoga

I am open to participating in mentoring/buddy programmes


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