Anishta joined Redstone after graduating from Johns Hopkins University with majors in Public Health and Creative Writing. Her background is in global health research, education consulting, and civic engagement, especially through arts empowerment.

In the past, Anishta interned at Tuscany Strategy Consulting, a management consulting firm specializing in healthcare and education in Baltimore, MD; conducted antimicrobial resistance research with Johns Hopkins Center for Clinical Global Health Education in Gurgaon, India; and wrote policy guidelines for a tropical infectious disease at the International Center for Diarrheal Disease Research in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

On campus, Anishta served as a research assistant for a multi-country COVID-19 project within the anthropology department, a director for a cross-disciplinary arts and debate student organization, and a co-president of a refugee-centered service group. She has been a France Merrick Civic Fellow for two years, serving Baltimore-based youth arts organizations in teaching and research capacities.

Anishta loves to write, cook, eat, meet new people and explore new places. She grew up in Bangladesh, and speaks Bengali and Hindi.