Nandita Bajaj is the executive director of Population Balance, which provides education on, and solutions to address, the impacts of human overpopulation and overconsumption on the planet, people, and animals. She is the co-director of the Fair Start Movement, which works on legal and educational reform towards a sustainable and just family-planning model. As faculty with the Institute for Humane Education at Antioch University, Nandita teaches a course “Pronatalism and Overpopulation” about the pervasive pressure on women to have children, and the resulting impacts on them, their families, non-human animals, as well as the planet.
She serves on the board for the Canadian Society for Humane Science, which provides education on ethics and alternatives to animals in research, testing and teaching in Canada. Previously, Nandita worked as a high school physics and math teacher and an administrator in both the public and independent school systems, as well as an engineer at Bombardier Aerospace. She has a B.Eng. (Aerospace Engineering) from Ryerson University, a B.Ed. from University of Toronto, and an M.Ed. (Humane Education) from Antioch University.