Green Festival Speakers

Akshata Nayak

Akshata was born and brought up in Bangalore, India. She got her Master of Science degree in Biochemistry at the University of Maine at Orono, in 2007, where she studied the effects of toxins on the activity of the immune system.

Between 2007 and 2010, she worked at the University of Rochester, as a research technician, studying the progress and evaluation of traumatic brain injuries. While in upstate New York, she attended New York Chiropractic College and earned her second Master of Science degree in Applied Clinical Nutrition in 2010.

Presently, she divides her time up as a nutritionist at Alternative Roots Wellness Center (www.alternativerootswellness.com), a holistic health center started with her husband, and a business owner at The Orange Owl (www.theorangeowlshop.com), which offers 100% vegan and chemical-free skin care products handmade from scratch in Vermont.