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Trained as an environmental economist, my core research focuses on water resource management, food security, migration and health in an international development context.
I combine econometric methods and multi-disciplinary tools to research interactions between human and economic activities and the natural environment. I am passionate about interdisciplinary research and have worked with hydrologists to quantify climate change impacts on groundwater depletion in India and the role for large water infrastructure projects in alleviating groundwater stress.
I was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Center on Food Security and the Environment at Stanford University where I am presently an affiliated scholar. I completed my PhD in the dual-Doctoral program in Agricultural, Environmental and Regional Economics & Demography at the Pennsylvania State University in 2016.
Prior to my PhD, I provided research assistance at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars , Sloan Center on Aging and Work, Center for Retirement Research and did survey and field work at the Center for Microfinance, IFMR, (J-PAL South Asia). I completed my Master’s in Economics from the University of Mumbai, India and Boston College, MA, and my Bachelor’s in Economics and Statistics from St. Xavier's College, Mumbai, India.
Outside of work, I enjoy learning Indian classical music, writing for children, photography, running, painting and volunteering.