Programme Coordinator, Education and Public Engagement
MPhil Conservation Leadership - University of Cambridge, UK
Masters in Ecology - Pondicherry University, India
Bachelor of Commerce - University of Madras, India
Since 1998, I have worked in the areas of conservation research and practice. My early research was on rainforest restoration in the Western Ghats using spiders as an indicator species and developing conservation education and outreach material. From 2006 - 2010 I managed the administrative and finance team in NCF's head office in Mysore.
I received the Ravi Sankaran Inlaks Scholarship in 2010 for the MPhil in Conservation Leadership, University of Cambridge. This interdisciplinary course enabled me to engage with international conservation organisations and I worked for three years with the Cambridge Conservation Initiative which was set up to help improve collaboration between conservation organisations in Cambridge, UK.
I joined the Education and Public Engagement Programme of NCF in March 2015 and am currently based in Bangalore, India.