As a Louis Dreyfus – Weidenfeld and Hoffmann Scholar, Tanvi completed an MSc in Environmental Change and Management at the University of Oxford. She also holds a BSc in Environmental Science, Chemistry and Botany which was funded by the Government of India’s Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana fellowship. Tanvi’s main interests lie in the nexus of environment, development and food systems.
Through her dissertation, Tanvi tried to understand how indigenous farmers in central India decide on their crop portfolios. She explored the extent to which motivations of climate resilience, nutrition and increasing income drive these decisions. She was also involved in local initiatives such as Abundance Oxford and the OxGrow community garden, and was part of the organising team of the Oxford Food Forum 2017.
She is currently working at the Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction programmes unit at the United Nations World Food Programme. Here, she is involved in rolling out the organisation’s environmental policy, developing environmental and social safeguards for humanitarian and development contexts, contributing to climate finance proposals and carrying out small research projects.