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Apurupa Gorthi

Apurupa Gorthi

Research Analyst

Apurupa is an analyst with The Council’s HFC phase-down programme wherein she is developing a cost-benefit analysis of different policies with the aim to aid policy decisions. Her research interests lie broadly in climate change mitigation policy and the food-water-energy nexus.

Prior to joining The Council, Apurupa served as a research intern and project lead for the Food and Water Security team in the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program at the University of Pennsylvania. During her time there, Apurupa investigated the evolution of food and water security in academic literature while also researching the role of think tanks in policy research and governmental action.

Apurupa holds an MSc in Ecological Sciences and Engineering from Purdue University. The concentration of her master’s thesis was in water use efficiency of mid-western US agricultural systems wherein she studied soybean, Miscanthus and switchgrass extensively. She also holds an undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering wherein her thesis focused on developing a non-chemical method for treating industrial wastewater. Her interest in climate change action led her to intern at the University of Tokyo wherein she worked on oceanic sequestration of carbon dioxide.

  • 13years of eco-friendly diwali
  • 3years without plastic straws
  • 103polaroid pictures
  • What I believe in


    What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.


    Jane Goodall


    What Others say


    I admire Apurupa’s energy, curiosity and optimism. With this blend, she infuses myriad colors and lends deeper insights to conversations around work, cultures and films.


    Arsheen Kaur

    Ex Communications Specialist