MSc Oceans and Fisheries, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
B.A. Human Ecology, College of the Atlantic, Maine, USA
Roshni, a senior research assistant with Project Seahorse, researches the bottom trawling industry and its associated human impacts in Asia, including India, Thailand, Vietnam, and Cambodia. She specifically focuses on understanding the motivation of fishers to start, stay in, and stop bottom trawling. She strives to provide knowledge that will contribute to policy and management efforts aimed at addressing trawling fairly and equitably.
Born in Mauritius, Roshni grew up in both India and Mauritius. Prior to her current research, she worked on projects related to the conservation of marine mammals, coral reef restoration, and marine education in various locations, such as Mauritius, Seychelles, Florida, California, New Zealand, and Maine. In addition to her research, Roshni is passionate about social justice and human rights. She currently volunteers with the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), where she focuses on prioritizing workplace rights, advocating for fair treatment, and negotiating agreements with employers to ensure equitable benefits.
Roshni firmly believes that the bonds formed within communities are essential for improving society, and she strives to promote positive change not only through her research but also through her daily actions.