An educator by choice, Durga (Ananthalakshmi) Sitaraman is passionate about holistic education that fosters ecological consciousness in children. Holding a M.S. degree in Economics, she started her career in economic and statistical research. She has been working at Prakriya for the past 18 years, co-developing and co-holding a spectrum of practices and institutional policies that focus on humanising education and taking nature’s principles to the classrooms. Currently a trustee of the KNA Foundation for Education, she is actively involved in co-creating nature-centered curricula, teacher education, and culture-building processes within Prakriya. Durga is also deeply interested in the civilizational history and spiritual traditions of India.