Ambika Tenneti is a Ph.D. candidate at the Daniels Faculty, University of Toronto. Her research is focused on recent immigrant engagement in Toronto’s urban forest. An environmentalist by training, she has worked extensively with diverse communities in urban and rural India in the fields of environmental health and education. Since moving to Toronto, she has volunteered with several public and non-profit organizations. Her work with Toronto Green Community’s Rivers Rising and Lost Rivers programs have helped her gain fresh perspectives on urban ecology, community engagement, belonging, and Indigenous land relations. In 2021, she co-authored Nature Canada’s Race and Nature in the City Report investigating youth of colour and their relationship to nature in the city.