Saumya is Master of Arts Candidate in the research paper stream at the Environmental Policy Institute, Grenfell Campus. She has an undergraduate degree in Life Sciences from University of Delhi and Masters in Environment Management from Forest Research Institute University, Dehradun. Prior to MAEP she has worked for 5 years on Clean Development Mechanism projects pertaining to solid waste management and renewable energy (Wind energy).
Born and brought up in India Saumya’s interest in exploring the effects of policies on environment/natural resources management and vise versa brought her to Memorial University. In her research paper she will study the role of Corporate Social Responsibility on environment in India. Her work will concentrate on assessing the impacts of regulations namely Influence of Companies Act 2013 and the Companies (Corporate Social Responsibility Policy) Rule 2014 on the environment.
She enjoys the solitary activity of reading and group activity of travelling with friends. If she is not doing any of these then she’s busy catching up with movies and TV shows.
Presently, she is interning with Center for Forest Science and Innovation working on exploring the potential of joint wastewater treatment for the city of Corner Brook over the summer of 2016.