Nikita is a researcher at Food & Water Watch, where she works to oppose market-based schemes that promote the financialization of nature in the guise of helping the environment. Her prior experiences include working as a consultant for the Natural Resources Defense Council and as a researcher for Beyond Pesticides on issues ranging from particulate matter pollution to pesticide residues on food. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English literature from Emory University and a master’s degree in public health with a concentration in environmental health sciences from U.C. Berkeley. She can be reached at nnaik(at)fwwatch.org.