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August 2012 – June 2013                      Instructor & Mentor - Environmental Sciences and Policy

Roma Graduate Preparation Program, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary

 

  • Taught 'An Introduction to Environmental Sciences' course to students of Roma Graduate Preparation Program

 

  • Conducted one-on-one consultations with students

 

  • Periodical assessment and evaluation of students' progress

 

  • Graded exams, presentations and term papers

 

Sep 2010 – May 2011                                        Climate Change and Energy Fellow                 

Energy and Climate Program, Worldwatch Institute, Washington, DC, USA

                                     

         Researching background documents on Indian climate and energy policy, and Summarizing governmental documents.

 

         Provided assistance for the organization of “Strengthening India’s Low Carbon Growth Strategy” workshops in New Delhi.

 

         Met with key policy makers of India, critical in determining India’s low carbon path.

Aug 2007 – May 2010                                                                   Research Assistant                

Division of Resource Management, Davis College, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, USA

                                     

         Calculated incentive levels required to render forestry land use economically profitable for landowners from payment based on carbon volume.

         Estimated carbon sequestration rates on reclaimed mine lands planted with trees for different time horizons.

         Calculated carbon sequestration potential through reforestation of mine lands for a seven state region of the Midwest Regional Carbon Sequestration Project (MRCSP).

         Estimated reclamation costs of reforesting mine lands for a seven state region of the MRCSP.

 

Jul 2006 – Dec 2006                                                                              Summer Intern               

Future Generations, Franklin, WV, USA

 

         Carried out a study to assess the potential benefits and implications of integrating carbon market with the forest management and conservation activities of rural communities of Van Panchayats, Uttarakhand, India.           

 

Mar 2005 – Jul 2005                                                                              Program Assistant                    

Seva Mandir, Hiran Mangari, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India

 

         Provided assistance to the program officer in progress evaluation of the ‘National Food For Work’ program of Government of India.

 

Nov 2002 – Feb 2005                                                     Project Manager and Field Organizer    

Consumer Unity and Trust Society, Center for Human Development (CUTS-CHD), Chittorgarh, Rajasthan, India

 

         Encouraged appropriate biodiversity conservation practices by the local community through restoration of deteriorated traditional water bodies, revitalization of degraded lands and protection of endangered species of trees in one select model village of the Chittorgarh district, India as part of the UNDP-GEF project.

 

         Worked on project proposals to invite funding for Natural Resource Management (NRM) related community based projects.