Schooled at La Martiniere for Girls, Masters in Public Health from University of California Los Angeles, Environment Management course from Administrative Staff College Hyderabad, Ornithology course at Cornell University.
Founder President of PUBLIC (People United for Better Living in Calcutta), an NGO promoting environmental awareness and action in Calcutta.
Consultant with World Bank, German & Netherlands Governments, UNICEF, USAID, Micronutrients Initiative in India, Nigeria, Zambia and Bangladesh.
Widely traveled through the world’s unique natural areas – the Amazon, the Galapagos islands, and Papua New Guinea.
Former Project & Education Officer for WWF-India, Eastern Region.
Active at city, state and national levels on environment related bodies.
Member, Governing Council, Bombay Natural History Society (2014 – present).
Member, East Kolkata Wetlands Management Authority (2008 – present).
Member, Calcutta High Court Committee on tree felling (2014).
Petitioner-participant, Calcutta High Court appointed High Power Committee on wetlands (2014).
Member, National Board of Wildlife, Govt. of India (2008-10).