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Sonali Abraham

Pacific Institute

Senior Researcher


pronouns: She/Her
state: CA
city: Oakland
Tribal Affiliation: NO
languages: Other, English
race + ethnicity: South Asian (eg: Indian, Pakistani, Nepali, Bangladeshi)
Sonali conducts technical research and analysis on water use trends, efficiency, and stewardship in various sectors and regions, with a focus on urban, commercial, and industrial settings. She has over seven years of experience working with state and national environmental policy makers, businesses, and civil society organizations to develop and implement solutions for water resilience. Sonali holds a Doctorate in Environmental Science and Engineering from UCLA, where she specialized in urban water efficiency and the commercial, industrial, and institutional sector, a Master's Degree in Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering from Johns Hopkins University, and a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from St Stephen's College, Delhi University. She is passionate about addressing the scientific, social, and political challenges of climate-water issues, and applying her skills and knowledge to create positive impacts for the environment and society.

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