Baishakhi Basu is a doctoral candidate of Biocultural Anthropology. Her research aims to investigate the effect of early-life nutrition on ovarian development and reproductive function in women. She recently finished conducting her dissertation fieldwork in Matlab, a remote sub-district of Bangladesh. In August 2013, Baishakhi successfully conducted her pilot work funded by pilot grants awarded by Medical anthropology and Global Health as well as the Dept. of Anthropology. Baishakhi serves as a teaching assistant in Biocultural Anthropology. Baishakhi was an awardee of the Wadsworth International Doctoral Fellowship from 2010 to 2013. She earned her MA in Biocultural Anthropology in 2012 from UW. She also held a CSDE (Centre for Studies in Demography and Ecology) fellowship in 2010. Baishakhi has volunteered and interned for projects on environmental action plan, and maternal and neonatal health.