Shalika is an Epidemiology Ph.D. student advised by Professor Maya Petersen. She previously earned a B.S. in Environmental Sciences and an M.A. in Biostatistics from UC Berkeley. Prior to graduate school, Shalika worked as a research associate at the Public Health Institute’s Alcohol Research Group. As a graduate student, she worked on The Fit Study under the supervision of Professor Kristine Madsen. Her current research focuses on understanding the mechanisms by which the Sustainable East Africa Research in Community Health (SEARCH) trial impacted mother-to-child transmission of HIV.