Surabhi Balachander is a Program Coordinator at the Bill Lane Center for the American West. From 2017-18, Surabhi worked full-time to manage and assist with programs such as internships, Sophomore College, and ArtsWest. In 2019, she returned part-time to work with the Center's Rural West Initiative.
Surabhi is also working towards her PhD in English Language and Literature at the University of Michigan, where she coordinates a Rural America Working Group and has taught courses on rural America and the environment. Her research focuses on rurality, race and ethnicity, and environment in American literature from 1920 to the present.