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Gupta is a research assistant for the Sustainable Development in the Ganga Delta (SDGΔ) Project, working with links between rural livelihoods and the future of Sustainable Development Goals in the Sundarbans Biosphere Reserve of India. Her main responsibilities concern different parts of an Integrated Assessment model, including piloting field surveys, conducting and assessing stakeholder workshops, and research on different livelihoods like small scale aquaculture, agriculture and wild capture fisheries.
Gupta holds a Master’s in Social Ecological Resilience for Sustainable Development from the Stockholm Resilience Centre. She graduated in 2017, defending her thesis on the topic of interconnections and diversity in food systems of remote Himalayan villages in Sikkim, India. After her Master’s she worked as project assistant to the Keystone Dialogues Project to coordinate and manage the communication between scientists at the Stockholm Resilience Centre and large-scale seafood corporations.
In 2013, she graduated with a BA in Design Communication from the Lasalle College of the Arts and has since used her communication skills for developing projects for creating awareness around environmental issues.
Gupta has done extensive fieldwork across remote parts of India, understanding diverse social-ecological contexts. The four major landscapes that she has worked across include the desert region of Rajasthan, the islands of Andaman and Nicobar, the Himalayan mountains of Sikkim, and the deltas of Sundarbans. In a current project funded by the Balaton Group, and in collaboration with Asoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment, she investigated the interface between tribal rights, large scale mining projects and deforestation in India.