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Postdoctoral fellow, University of British Columbia

Devyani is a post doctoral fellow working on climate and energy policy. Her research focuses on the intersection of household energy access, climate change, forest sustainability, and payments for ecosystem services. Devyani is passionate about working on science-policy issues and seeing an impact on local communities worldwide.


  • 2012–present
    Research Assistant, University of British Columbia
  • 2012–present
    PhD Candidate, University of British Columbia
  • 2019–present
    Postdoctoral fellow, Harrisburg University of Science & Technology
  • 2017–2018
    Sessional Lecturer, University of British Columbia
  • 2015–2015
    Research Scholar, IIASA
  • 2010–2012
    Research Assistant, Ohio State University
  • 2008–2010
    Senior Financial Analyst, AWI Wireless, NY
  • 2007–2008
    Senior Financial Analyst, Whirlpool Corporation
  • 2006–2006
    Senior Financial Analyst, Best Buy HQ, MN


  • 2018 
    University of British Columbia, PhD, Forest Resource Management
  • 2012 
    Ohio State University, MSc Environmental Science
  • 2007 
    University of Iowa, MBA, Finance


  • 2018
    Resource Collection Polygons: A spatial analysis of woodfuel collection patterns, Energy for Sustainable Development
  • 2017
    Environmental payoffs of LPG cooking in India, Environment Research Letters
  • 2013
    What is needed to make markets for forest ecosystem services a reality?, Forests & Globalization (chapter 14)