Kruttika is majoring in environmental studies and minoring in political science at American University. She is a member of the Honors Program and the School of Public Affairs Leadership Program, where she has conducted several research projects studying the impacts of environmental racism on community health. She aspires to work in environmental health policy so she can advocate for clean air for marginalized populations. Kruttika is the operations co-lead of AU’s Sunrise Movement, which fights for climate and environmental justice. This summer, she is interning with the Children’s Environmental Health Network. In her free time, Kruttika sings in an a cappella group, studies Indian classical music, and enjoys the outdoors.