The Thing About Getting Started

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Ishaan Patil is an early career scientist who is not sure what to call himself yet: anthropologist, environmental scientist or social scientist? He studied Life Science at St. Xaviers’ College, Autonomous, Mumbai, and then took a year off to intern close to home at the Centre for Wildlife Studies and the Nature Conservation Foundation. Next, he did his Masters in Environmental Anthropology at the University of Kent, and now works as a research assistant at the James Hutton Institute in Scotland. He is multi-talented, with interests both personal and professional ranging from art and video making to social media and social justice.