At The Council, Priyanka works on air pollution monitoring and management projects in Uttar Pradesh. Her interests lie in doing scientific research on air quality monitoring and management, supported by the real on ground situation, which will aid the policymakers in taking a scientific approach while making policy decisions. Her other areas of interests include waste management and circular economy.
Before joining CEEW, Priyanka worked in the Central Pollution Control Board as a Technical Consultant under the National Clean Air Programme and was responsible for coordinating and monitoring the implementation of the National Clean Air Programme in the Non-Attainment Cities (NACs) of Uttar Pradesh. She has also worked as a Manager Consultant at a social enterprise called Saahas Zero Waste and has undertaken various waste management related assignments. The key projects included drafting urban and rural policies for solid waste, plastic waste and C&D waste management for the state of Karnataka. Besides this, she was involved in conducting Environment Impact Assessment for various industries especially mines, metallurgical industries, cement plants etc.
Priyanka holds a postgraduate degree in Environment Management from the Forest Research Institute, Dehradun and a graduate degree in Life Sciences from Ramjas College, University of Delhi. She also holds a postgraduate diploma in Development Management from S. P. Jain Institute of Management & Research, Mumbai.