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Deepshikha Upadhyay

Graduate Student

Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences

Deep is a graduate student here at UCLA, studying geochemistry. Her research studies the connection between hominin evolution, climate, and landscape changes within East Africa using geochemistry. She collaborates with several independent researchers on both a national and international level and is part of the Hominin Sites Paleolakes Drilling Project.

Her other interests lie in painting, reading fiction, mooching off of her brother’s Steam account for his RPGs, botany, and generally spending any amount of time in nature. She is also a devoted fan of Stephen King’s “Dark Tower” series, and is always in the mood to sit around a campfire telling scary stories.