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Aarthy Vaidyanathan


Aarthy Vaidyanathan

I grew up in a number of cities across India. I moved to the United States for graduate study and to encounter different experiences. I’m an engineer, I’ve worked in the locomotive and wind turbine gear-box industry, dealing with logistics, analysis, and design.

Over the course of this time, I discovered that I care deeply about the foundations of our beliefs and the discontinuities in our explanations of the world, as they appear to strongly influence the quality of our lives. I’m interested in studying the nature of motivation, desires, and reasons, and particularly how they can be efficacious in leading to action.

I also enjoy painting watercolors, (trying) to hear music through my guitar, hiking, tennis, yoga, meditation, fiction, and meeting new people.