Ayesha Dinshaw is a research analyst with the Vulnerability and Adaptation Initiative and the 2012-13 World Resources Report. Within the Vulnerability and Adaptation Initiative, which aims to build adaptive capacity in developing countries, she focuses on the role of information in adaptation, urban adaptation, and the India country strategy. She provides research and administrative support for the World Resources Report, which focuses on sustainable food security.
Before joining WRI Ayesha worked at a renewable energy organization called NativeEnergy, and interned with HSBC India’s corporate sustainability department in Mumbai and the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) in Delhi. While earning her graduate degree she provided analysis to the Somerville Community Corporation on program evaluation and worked with the Tufts Institute of the Environment.
Ayesha holds a B.A. in Environmental Studies from Middlebury College and an M.A. in Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning from Tufts University, where her thesis explored the role of corporate social responsibility in building adaptive capacity.