Asha is a 3L at HLS who grew up in Tucson, Arizona. The southwestern expanse–particularly its “baby canyons”–instilled in her a deep appreciation for and connection with nature and the living world. To that end, Asha attended Arizona State University–where she majored in Business (Global Politics) and minored in Gender Studies and Health Care Policy and Delivery. Asha developed a pointed interest in various spiritualities conceptions of animals; relatedly, she felt a calling toward issues of bodily autonomy and healthcare accessibility. Asha loves working with animals any chance she gets and misses her four cats that live with her family in Arizona.