Trisha Bhujle (She/Her)

Laidlaw Scholar, Laidlaw Foundation
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About Trisha Bhujle

Hello! I’m Trisha Bhujle, an undergraduate student majoring in Environment and Sustainability at Cornell University. My interests in combining my enduring passions for writing and wildlife conservation have driven me to research multiple perspectives on highly-controversial issues such as trophy hunting, retaliatory animal killings, and illegal wildlife crime. As an aspiring environmental policymaker and journalist, I am passionate about making technical scientific information more accessible to the general public. I speak four languages – English, Marathi, Spanish, and Swahili – at varying levels of fluency, and I hope to continue to grow my language skills to communicate environmental issues across cultures as well.

Prior to coming to Cornell, I spent my entire childhood in Lewisville, Texas. Art is my greatest source of solace: whether I’m painting silly-looking cartoon pugs for my neighbors or gluing together a wall hanging from milk jug caps, I can lose myself in heaps of the most mundane materials and spend hours at work on a new project. However, I also love biking, running, or even simply spending time outdoors. And as a foodie who loves to travel, I’m always looking for recommendations of places to visit or new recipes to try! 

I’m excited to chat with all of you and read about your projects!

Watch this video for a brief introduction to myself!

I am a/an:

Undergraduate Leadership & Research Scholar


Cornell University

Laidlaw Cohort Year


Research Topic

African Studies Ecology Ethics Ethnic & Racial Studies International Relations Politics Sustainability

Area of Expertise

Diversity and Inclusion Environment Languages Social Sciences

I am from:

India United States of America

I speak:

English Marathi Spanish Swahili

My hobbies/interests are:

Cooking/Baking Crafts & DIY Cycling Foreign languages Hiking/walking Houseplants/gardening Meditation Music Nature & environment Podcasts Politics & current events Running/jogging Travelling Writing/blogging

I am open to participating in mentoring/buddy programmes


Intro Content

Outline Environment Ethnic & Racial Studies Politics

Project Outline: Investigating Morally Contested Conservation

This summer, I will work closely with Dr. Shorna Allred and Dr. Darragh Hare on their ongoing project titled “Morally Contested Conservation.” By conducting translational research in English and in Swahili, I hope to make the nuances of human-wildlife interactions more accessible to non-specialists.

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Channels contributed to:

Social Sciences Research

Rooms participated in:

Cornell University

Recent Comments

Jul 28, 2023

Well said! I don't know very much about this issue despite that my research also focuses on conservation, so I'm glad you're sparking some much-needed discussions!