Pritha Pande is an Environmental Economics & Environmental Management Ph.D. student with SEI York and the Department of Environment and Geography at the University of York. She is working on estimating the impacts of Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (aerosol and ozone) on rice-wheat cropping rotations in India under the supervision of Prof. Lisa Emberson, Dr. Chris Malley, and Dr. Kevin Hicks.
She has earlier worked at IIT Delhi, as a junior researcher in the field of atmospheric sciences, where she worked on seeing the “Seasonal Transition in PM10 Exposure and Associated All-Cause Mortality Risks in India” and later published her work on Environment Science & Technology Journal. She has received her Bachelors in Botany(honours) from Miranda House, DU, Delhi, India and master's in Environmental studies and resource management from TERI-SAS, New Delhi, India. In her Master’s thesis, she has used data from published literature to see ground-level ozone impacts on Indian crops and derived dose: response functions for crops in India. Apart from her deep interest in research, she got involved in various farming and permaculture activities in the different Indian states and has completed her Permaculture Design Course and worked as an urban farming advisor in Edible Routes, Delhi.