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About

I am an interdisciplinary environmental researcher currently working as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of California San Diego.

Through partnerships with local communities I critically examine biodiversity conservation approaches to identify ways to build sustainable, informed, ethical, and effective environmental management practices. 

 

Using qualitative research methods, mapping, and multidisciplinary-centred collaborations, I study histories of oppression, colonialism, erasure of traditional knowledge systems, and governance models and how they have significantly impacted the way ecosystems are currently characterized, measured, and managed. 

Education:

Ph.D. Resources Environment and Sustainability (2022)

University of British Columbia, Institute for Resources Environment and Sustainability 

 

MSc Environmental Policy and Regulation (2010) | Commonwealth Scholar

London School of Economics and Political Science

 

MSc Environmental Biology (2009) | First rank holder

University of Delhi

 

BSc Zoology (2007) | First rank holder

University of Kerala

To this research, I bring my extensive work experience in South Asia, including working with federal agencies, international development organizations, and NGOs including my role as an advisor to the Indo-German Biodiversity program in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment Forest and Climate Change (India) and German Development Cooperation (GIZ).

I am a co-founder of the UBC's Collective for Gender+ in Research,which brings together a community of scholars interested in integrating gender+ in their research lifecycle. 

As an artist, National Geographic Young Explorer, and documentarian with a strong interest in public scholarship, and storytelling I am always on a lookout for novel ways of communicating research.

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