Mridula Sathyanarayanan (She/Her)

Student, University of Toronto

About Mridula Sathyanarayanan

Hi everyone! I am a first-year undergraduate student at the University of Toronto. My primary academic interests include the science of well-being, philosophy of mind, and subjective impacts of contemplative traditions. My research project surrounds how Buddhist-inspired meditation practices impact the phenomenology of experienced meditations, specifically their sense of self, objecthood, and command over their emotion. 

I am originally from India, but I graciously got to spend my childhood across six other countries: Zimbabwe, Nepal, Kenya, Switzerland, Bangladesh, and Qatar. Witnessing so many diverse contexts has opened me up to unique traditions, patterns of behaviour, and problems that characterize our world. 

I look forward to meeting and learning from the extremely talented and passionate members of the Laidlaw community :)

I am a/an:

Undergraduate Leadership & Research Scholar


University of Toronto

Laidlaw Cohort Year


Research Topic

Philosophy South Asian Studies

Area of Expertise

Humanities Science

I am from:


I speak:

English French Tamil

My hobbies/interests are:

Badminton Cooking/Baking Gym Meditation Podcasts Travelling Writing/blogging

I am open to participating in mentoring/buddy programmes


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