Ruchira works as a Programme Associate in the Sustainable Food Systems team at the Council. Her current research focuses on mapping various aspects of the Indian food system and utilising systems thinking tools to identify key areas for transformation. She holds a Masters degree in Sustainable Technology from KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, as well as a BTech with Honours in Chemical Engineering from IIT Bombay. During her master's thesis, she collaborated with the Inter IKEA Group, conducting an environmental life cycle assessment of virgin and recycled cotton within their value chain.
In addition to her academic achievements, Ruchira has led student teams dedicated to resource sharing and waste management initiatives. She is deeply interested in studying and applying interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary approaches to tackle complex challenges, such as the sustainable transformation of Indian agriculture. In her leisure time, Ruchira enjoys running, cooking, and reading.