Aditi Bansal is a recent graduate with a Master's in Sustainability Management from Columbia University. Her graduate studies focused on climate justice and energy access in resettlement camps. She also specializes in policy research and development for renewable energy programs, with a focus on low-income inclusion. Her other research interests include climate migration, disaster risk and resilience, and climate adaptation.
Aditi's interdisciplinary background in science, community development, and social justice brings a unique lens to her work. As an immigrant to the United States, she brings a valuable perspective to the climate justice field, enabling her to center lives of people disproportionately impacted by climate change and bear witness to the injustices they face.
Aditi is a co-founder of a nonprofit and a social enterprise, where she worked on the grassroots level to combat gender inequity and food insecurity, in collaboration with civil society organizations, educational institutions and local government. She also has experience in the private sector as a data analyst and consultant.
Aditi holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and Development Studies from the Ohio State University. Her other passions include mutual-aid work, pastels, poetry, cooking, biking, and her two cats.