Chinmay Sonawane – 2024 Wonderfest Science Envoy

Chinmay Sonawane is a PhD student at Stanford University. His research addresses how biodiversity conservation and human development can go hand-in-hand. Chinmay studies the evolutionary dependence between people and wildlife, and the ecological interactions that enable megafauna to contribute to human health, economy, and equity in low-income regions. In his field research, Chinmay works collaboratively with local communities, and is committed to empowering young leaders, explorers and researchers from underprivileged regions of the world.