YEAR OF GRADUATION
2017

COUNTRY
India

COLLEGE
Sommerville

SUBJECT
Environmental Change and Management

DEGREE
MSc

FUNDING PROGRAMME
Louis Dreyfus-Weidenfeld and Hoffmann

Tanvi Agrawal

Alumna

Tanvi has a BSc degree in Environmental Science, Chemistry and Botany, from St. Joseph’s College, Bangalore. Her undergraduate studies were funded by the Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana Fellowship Award offered by the Government of India. In the summer of 2015, she volunteered as a farm hand in a community farm which led her to explore the area of the food systems. This interest grew during her dissertation, which focussed on the impacts of the existing vegetable supply chain and analysed the possibility of a modified system centred around urban agriculture. She has done internships at Mahatma Gandhi Institute for Rural Energy and Development, Consortium for DEWATS Dissemination Society and Centre for Sustainable Technologies, Indian Institute of Science. With projects focussing on energy, sanitation and environmental education, her internship experiences provided her with opportunities to apply academic learning and motivated her to pursue a graduate education in the field of environmental sustainability. Through the MSc in Environmental Change and Management, she is looking forward to an experience where she gains a rounded understanding of environmental problems and is equipped to create useful interventions in the sustainability space.