Meera Subramanian is a freelance journalist, MIT Knight Science Journalism Fellow (2016-17) and Fulbright-Nehru Senior Research Fellow (2013-14) based in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Her book, A River Runs Again: India’s Natural World in Crisis, from the Barren Cliffs of Rajasthan to the Farmlands of Karnataka, was shortlisted for the 2016 Orion Book Award. Her award-winning features have been published in Nature, The New York Times, The New Yorker.com, Virginia Quarterly Review and Orion. Her essays have been anthologized in Best American Science and Nature Writing, as well as multiple editions of The Best Women’s Travel Writing. She earned an master’s in journalism from New York University in cultural reporting and criticism.