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Work experience

Jun 2014Present

Research Assistant

Indian Institute for Human Settlements

Research on climate change vulnerability, adaptation, governance, mitigation, Research Design, stakeholder consultations, project communication and management and teaching 

Jul 2013May 2014

Program Officer

Public Affairs Centre

Research on urban climate resilience, ow carbon growth, environmental governance, climate change vulnerability and adaptation, organized policy advocacy events,  and was engaged in building stakholder portfolio to support environmental governance

Jan 2013Jun 2013

Research Intern- Economic and Coservation potential of Agro-forestry ecosystems in Chikmagalur, Western Ghats, Karnataka (Master's dissertation)

French Institue of Pondicherry (IFP), Pondicherry
Apr 2012Jun 2012

Research Intern- Critical landscape studies, Human-Tiger conflict study

World Wide Fund, India (WWF-I)

Worked on profiling human-tiger conflicts in 3 critical blocks bordering the Sundarban Tiger Reserve (STR), West Bengal

Jan 2010Dec 2010

Online course - Leadership in Biodiversity Conservation 

Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS)
Feb 2010Apr 2010

Research Intern- Micro-planning  study, Palakkad, Kerala

Centre for Development Studies and Activities


Jun 2011Jun 2013

Masters in Natural Resources Management

The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)
Jul 2007Jun 2010

Bachelors in Lifescience, Chemistry Honors

Fergusson College, Pune University
Jul 2006May 2007

Higher Secondary School 

Rajkumar College, Gujarat
Jun 1992Jun 2006

Junior to High School

Krishnamurti Foundation, Rajghat Besant School


Research skills- Qualitative and quantitative ( working knowledge of SPSS, stata, GIS), field research pertaining to vulnerability and impact assessment, ecology, socio-economic studies, policy and budget analysis, basic knowledge of agro-climatic modelling, stakeholder profiling and engagement, participatory research tools

Research support-research design, proposal writing, project management ( stakeholder events,project budgeting and documentation)research into use practice, research tool design, teaching 


Certificate course on Social Impact Assessment, Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), New Delhi, 2013

Vegetation and prey-predator assessment training, Foundation for Ecological Security (FES) and TERI, New Delhi, 2013

Vulnerability assessment using SLD (Shared Learning Dialogue) approach, workshop by ISET-Nepal, 2014

Basics of Agent Based Modelling, Gubbi labs, Bangalore, 2014

Attended a workshop on 'Facilitating Participatory Workshops', Vikalp Kriya, Mumbai, 2015

Agro-climatic modelling workshop, ICRISAT (Hyderbad), Bangalore, 2015

Research into use workshop, OXFAM (UK), Bangalore, 2015

Training on 'Demystifying government budgets' , Centre for Budget and Policy Studies, Bangalore, 2015

Areas of Interest


  • Climate change and cities, adaptation and approaches to decipher vulnerability (Specially gendered vulnerabilities)
  • Ecosystem dynamics, services and resilience to global changes ;impacts on socio-ecological systems
  • Economics and governance of Environment
  • Politics of climate change, understanding push and pull factors
  • Impact of development policies on conservation in mixed landscapes
  • Conflict, Migration and identity