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Key Researcher

Nalini Chhetri

Senior Sustainability Scientist and Lecturer

Nalini Chhetri holds a dual appointment with the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability and the School of Sustainability. She is a Climate Change Science Manager with the Institute and a lecturer with the School. She holds a doctorate in education policy studies and a Master of Science degree in cyto-genetics. She is affiliated with the Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes of ASU; was a lecturer with ASU’s School of Letters and Sciences for five years, and has been with the Global Resolve program in the College of Technology and Innovation at ASU; and was a fellow at the Population Reference Bureau, a think-tank based in Washington, D.C. Prior to entering academics, Dr. Chhetri’s professional career, for over a decade, was primarily in sustainable development working for international nongovernmental organizations in Nepal, India and Thailand, work which has continued partially in her academic partnership with Global Resolve, School of Sustainability and CSPO, taking her to Ghana, Mexico and Vietnam. She has regularly consulted for the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Dr. Chhetri’s academic and research interests center around climate change, science policy, sustainable development, technology and development in developing nations, participatory research, education, civil society, demography, and alternate knowledge systems.