Anuka Upadhye

Research Affiliate


Pursuing Master’s degree in Climate and Society, Columbia University



Anuka’s research focus centers around the intersectional impacts of climate change on marginalized communities. Her interest in environmental justice during undergraduate study led her to work with Native American tribes, towards equitable conservation co-management of national marine sanctuaries in the United States. She has conducted research in Maharashtra, India, studying the gendered impacts of erratic rainfall and heat on rural agricultural communities. She is currently pursuing an independent project to map fisher women’s wellbeing and livelihoods in the face of climate impacts in Goa, India. She will pursue a Master’s degree in Climate and Society at Columbia University in 2024.