Research interests : Biodiversity Conservation/Restoration, integrating conservation with development and Climate change adaptation, Edible wild greens
PhD – Wildlife Science/Conservation Biology, Virginia Tech, USA after studies in India; (Masters – Ecology w/ focus on Behavioral Ecology, Pondicherry Central University, Undergraduate – Economics, Geography, Political Science, Calcutta University.)
Selected scholarships with UNDP, Worldbank and others
((Selected scholarship/Grant/Award recipient: World Bank-Joint Japan Scholarship, American Association of University Women, UNDP-New York, UNDP-India, UNDP-East-Africa, METLA -Finland, Conservation Innovation Grant, USA etc.))
Have Working and collaboration experience with several international NGOs, corporates, and research and development institutions and corporate houses.
International Wwork experience with NGOS, research and development organisations, corporates include: grassroots level planning, project/program evaluation, siting or mitigation/course correction for large scale projects, carbon sequestration through restoration, setting protocols for natural habitat assessments, EIA w/ biodiversity focus, and spatial research/planning involving tropical forests using remote sensing analysis.
Future Research focus : Biodiversity Conservation/Restoration, integrating conservation with development and Climate change adaptation, Edible wild greens