Saumya is a graduate of the Master of Arts in Environmental Policy from Memorial University, Grenfell Campus. She has an undergraduate degree in Life Sciences from the University of Delhi and a 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 vice versa brought her to Memorial University. In her research paper, she studied the role of Corporate Social Responsibility on the environment in India. Her work concentrated on assessing the impacts of regulations namely the 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.