Apurva holds a Masters degree in Natural Resources and Governance from Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) and has been associated with ISB as a Research Associate (RA) since the last one year. She has been actively working on Forest related datasets and currently is a part of the Forest Governance team. She has played an instrumental role in- Setting up of Socio-Ecological Monitoring System, Project Monitoring System and CFR Census.
After the completion of his Bachelor’s degree in Physics from Ramjas College in 2014, Piyush pursued his Master’s in economics from Madras School of Economics. He joined Indian School of Business as a Research Associate in October 2016 and is currently working on data portal creation to store and analysis data obtained from the field visits.
Sayali holds a Masters degree in science from S.P. Pune University in Geoinformatics. Prior to joining the Forest Governance team as a Research Associate, she worked as a Teaching Associate (TA) in the Department of Geoinformatics. She also worked as a Research Intern at National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research under the supervision of Dr. Shridhar Jawak and Dr. Alvarinho Luis where she used GIS and remote sensing methods to analyze high-resolution (1m) satellite image to extract Blue-ice-regions (BIRs).
Avijit holds a Bachelors degree in Commerce from Calcutta University. Before joining the Forest Governance team as a Project Specialist, he was associated with Vikalp Social Organisation where he worked with forest dependent Scheduled Tribes and other traditional forest dependent working people across Uttar Pradesh, parts of Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal. He has extensive experience in training communities in the process of claiming rights as per FRA, building awareness about FRA Rights, etc.
Nirali holds a Bachelors degree in Economics from Sri Ram College of Commerce and a Masters degree from IGIDR, Mumbai. She also pursued Master of Philosophy from IGIDR (2018) and has worked on various projects in the area of Common Pool Resource, Quality of Land, Women Empowerment and Nutrition . Her M.Phil thesis was on “Common Pool Resources (CPRs) as Source of Food in Rural India”. Prior to joining the Forest Governance team as a Research Associate she worked as a Research Associate in IGIDR for Project SPANDAN where she primarily worked on structuring the survey data.
Sangeetha graduated with a Masters degree in Information Management from University of Maryland, College Park. While pursuing her Masters she also worked as a Graduate Assistant in the Behavioral Lab, at the Robert H. Smith School of Business where she was responsible for end to end management of research studies starting from subject pool allocation to generating reports and capturing things such as participation rates, subject pool utilization, etc. . She started her Career in Clifford Chance LLP, a leading global law firm, where she worked for 4 years at various levels across India, Middle East and Europe in their finance division. Currently she is working as a Project Coordinator in the Forest Governance team.
Anu has done her graduation in Sociology from Jesus and Mary College, Delhi University. She also holds a Masters degree in Development Studies from Ambedkar University Delhi. She has been working as a Research Associate with Prof Ashwini Chhatre since the past four years. She has worked on research designing and has been coordinating data collection during the period. In the ‘Forest Governance Project’, she will be working on the designing and setting up of ‘Social Ecological Monitoring Survey’.
Arun holds Master’s degree in Geoinformatics from TERI (The Energy and Resources Institute) School of advanced studies, New Delhi. He worked in multiple research projects as Research intern, which involved intensive data handling and analysis. He joined Indian School of Business as a Research Associate and is currently working with Forest Governance team in information extraction and analysis of remotely sensed datasets.
Shreya has a double Masters degree in Geography and Geographical information sciences and remote sensing. She is currently working on potential forest restoration mapping project where she is using her expertise of GIS and remote sensing skills to find how this project will overall impact the climate. She has always been involved in creation of maps and query analysis through maps for different projects, worked extensively on secondary datasets and also has been on the field for few projects. She has significantly contributed in creating a Rainfed atlas of India.
Sneha has completed her bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Mumbai in 2014 and pursued her master’s degree in Rural Development and Governance from Tata Institute of Social Sciences in 2018. Before, joining TISS, she has worked as Field Investigator with Department of Economics and Public Policy, University of Mumbai under the guidance of Prof. Neeraj Hatekar and Prof. Sandhya Mhatre for a project on Thane District Human Development Report. She joined Indian School of Business (ISB) in September 2018 as a Research Associate and working with Forest Governance Team and has been coordinating data collection on socio-ecological monitoring survey.
Megha holds a Bachelors degree in Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering from Amrita University, Coimbatore. Before joining the Forest Governance team as a Research Assistant, she was associated with a research team working on CAMPA in Odisha, compiling notifications of protected forests, and creating hard data on the amount of land lost in the name of offsetting forest diversion in Odisha to be used by civil society organizations. She began her career at L&T Technology Services, where she worked for nearly 4 years in multiple roles across the Testing horizontal and the Building Automation and Machinery vertical, following which she spent a year working at LiquidHub as a Market Research Analyst, based in Hyderabad
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