Based out of London, Zinnia has a long-term commitment & passion for humanitarianism, leadership, empowerment, research, ecology, sustainability authentic representation, deconstructing beauty ideals and stigmatising narratives in fashion & beyond. Zinnia is also a strong advocate for education and empowerment.
Zinnia is a Published Scientist in Human Evolutionary Psychology and Ecology, she attended Brasenose College, University of Oxford MPhil Modern South Asian Studies program, and MSc in Industrial and Organisational Psychology at University College London, UK. Zinnia is a CIEEM accredited Ecologist and Conservation Biologist, having worked in the Australian outback with government and non-government organisations carrying out Environmental Impact Assessment’s and large-scale surveys and reports as well as the preservation of wildlife and rehabilitation of mass land areas due to post industry impacts. Zinnia’s work addresses sustainability and environmental impacts and addressing circularity in manufacturing fashion and business practices.
Among her other passions Zinnia is an internationally recognised Fashion Model, NIDA trained presenter and public speaker. Zinnia is an advocate in addressing colourism, South Asian representation, identity, dogma, decolonising & deconstructing the politics of beauty. A recipient of the Rotary Youth Leadership award. Zinnia is a social impact entrepreneur, CEO & founder of The Dotted Line a sustainability, diversity & inclusion consultancy.
Kumar, Z. J., Brooks, R. C., & Dixson, B. J. (2014). Negative frequency-dependent preferences and variation in male facial hair. Biology letters, 10(4), 20130958.
Kumar, Z. J., Brooks, R. C., & Dixson, B. J. (2015). Are preferences for women’s hair color frequency-dependent?. Adaptive Human Behavior and Physiology, 1(1), 54-71.