Welcome Chinmayee Priyadarshini

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Chinmayee Priyadarshini is joining the Lal Carbon Center as a Ph.D graduate student in Spring of 2024. She received her B.Sc. in Agricultural and Allied Sciences in 2019 from Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology, Bhubaneswar, India. Soon after, she pursued her M.Sc. in Agriculture from Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri, India with a specialization in Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry. Her research focused on long term effects of agroforestry on terrestrial carbon stock in semi arid soil of Maharashtra.

In 2022, she worked as a Senior Research Fellow in the project ‘National Innovations for Climate Resilient Agriculture’ under Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture, in the Keonjhar district of Odisha. She mostly dealt with field implementation of climate resilient farming practices like mulching, natural farming, etc., and monitoring of the project. In 2023, she joined the business consulting firm Erda Illumine Low Carbon Solutions Pvt. Ltd as an Associate: Climate Change. that dealt with development and execution of community-based NBS projects on-ground, by leveraging climate finance for organizations that are striving to attain their Net Zero and ESG goals.

Currently, she is pursuing her doctoral degree in the School of Environment and Natural Resources with a specialization in Soil Science. Her research interests include carbon sequestration in different types of land settlements, mitigation of global climate change by scientific management of natural resources and wetland carbon management.

She indulges herself in activities like sketching, exploring localities and foods and dancing in her free time.