Krishnapriya (Krish) Thirumala is an intern in the Center for Equitable Development. She supports the Center in its efforts to engage with stakeholders implementing participatory and deliberative processes for climate equity in select countries and cities.

Krish is currently a senior at the University of Maryland, College Park, where she is majoring in Government and Politics with a concentration in International Relations. She is also in the Applied Political Analytics Combined BA/MS program at UMD, which focuses on political science research and data analysis methods. Beyond WRI, Krish is also actively involved with various nonprofit organizations including Swaravedika, a nonprofit dedicated to providing educational assistance to children in rural South Indian communities.