I completed a B.Sc. in Agriculture from the Kerala Agricultural University (India) and a Masters in Environmental Science from the Yale University School of Forestry & Environmental Studies. My main work has been with wildlife conservation organizations (NGO) in the US (Fauna & Flora International) and India (Wildlife Trust of India), where I mostly helped field teams in managing wildlife projects that focus on forest corridors, big mammals (tiger, elephant, apes, etc) and wildlife rescue/rehabilitation. Having received basic training as a journalist, I have also worked as a sub-editor/copy editor with the Indian Express group (The Financial Express) and the Hindustan Times group (Mint) in New Delhi, and as editorial interns with the Yale E360 (New Haven) and Audubon Magazine (New York). Another field I have considerable experience is pesticide-free and organic farming, regarding which I have worked in rural Kerala for some years with a local NGO (Thanal).
Tropical Forest Ecology; I work in the lab of Dr Liza Comita on plant-community dynamics in tropical forests. My research interests are mostly related to understanding the resilience and recovery of tropical forests experiencing human disturbances. I wish to explore how plant-community ecology can help devise better restoration methodologies.
- MPhil., Yale University; Masters in Environmental Science, Yale University;
- BSc. Agriculture, Kerala Agricultural University, India;
- Diploma: PG Diploma in Journalism, Press Club Thiruvananthapuram, India