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Farmington Hills, MI
Good working knowledge
and experience in developing, conducting and assisting with public involvement/agency
coordination efforts related to environmental plans and resource management
Knowledge of community
planning, stakeholder analysis, urban redevelopment and transportation
and knowledge of quantitative analysis using MS Excel and SPSS.
Proficient in conducting
qualitative research and analysis interviews, participant observation,
focus groups, pilot testing etc.
design skills and extensive experience in conducting largescale survey
Experience in writing
and assisting with fundraising proposals and grant reports
in preparing and developing environmental impact statements/ assessments
for large landuse, natural resource and municipal development projects
Good working knowledge
of key federal environmental statutes such as NEPA, ESA, Clean Water/
Air Act, CERCLA Superfund etc.
Developed oral presentations
for conferences, seminars and workshops, and prepared materials for
presentation to district staff, consultants and community groups
communication and computer skills
with an aptitude for fast learning and implementation of ideas.
writing, presentation and organizational skills
and strategic thinking skills with strong attention to detail.
flexible and a self starter capable of working efficiently both individually
and in a team.
qualities and ability to work with diverse collaborators.
Doctorate of Philosophy
PhD in Regional Planning
of Massachusetts Amherst, USA
in Environmental Education
University, St. Paul, MN, USA
Master of Technology
in Environmental Planning
for Environmental Planning and Technology CEPT, Ahmedabad, India
Bachelor of Architecture
of Pune, Pune, India
for Gold Medal for best thesis award
of Massachusetts Amherst
Developed and conducted
closeended, mailin surveys to measure social capital and its effect
on community wildfire preparedness in communities.
fire and landuse planners across six communities to qualitatively analyze
emergent themes on social capital and wildfire preparedness.
statistical analysis using SPSS to identify socioeconomic and environmental
factors that influenced community wildfire preparedness.
Reviewed the Federal
Wildland Fire Management Policy for the USDA Forest Service
funded study—the effect of National Fire Plan funding on community
preparedness for wildfires.
Assessed the Climate
Change Policy to gain ‘climate literacy’ scientifically, understand
the impacts of climate change and consider existing solutions such as
the Kyoto Protocol, bills in the U.S. Congress, voluntary measures etc.
to propose emerging and creative solutions at individual, local and
key environmental statutes such as NEPA, ESA, Clean Water Act, Resource
Conservation and Recovery Act, CEQA etc. to focus on major legal and
and Engineering Unit/Facilities Management Services
Secretariat, New York City
Worked on the Capital
Master Plan by conditioning architectural schematics and linking them
to space management database
the Facilities Management Services for inventory management and documentation
of gifts and works of art.
Assisted with the
construction shop drawing process.
and sensitivity in a diverse multicultural environment
Center of the North Woods, MN
program instruction for K, college and adult groups
and curriculum development for forest ecology, animal habitat, Ojibwe
hike and adventure ropes and team challenge courses.
Served as liaison
and coordinated logistics for school/conference and weekend groups.
Assisted with care
of captive educational animals and raptors at the center.
India Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, India
Impact Assessment EIA/EIS and Strategic Environmental Assessment SEA
for developmental planning.
Management Plan EMP for Sahara India townships across India for presentation
at the MoEF/PCBs.
management master plans for New Delhi and evaluated alternative Rs
reduce, reuse and recycle method.
Conducted site collection
studies for industrial/urban sectors in Northern India.
proposals and wrote grants for the Ministry of Environment and Forests
MoEF, World Bank and other international funding agencies.
Identified and measured
sustainable indicators for New Delhi and other metropolitan areas.
Developed and evaluated
carrying capacity of environmental infrastructure for urban development
Resource Management Analyst
Environmental Planning and Technology CEPT, India
Conducted an appraisal
of the Joint Forest Management JFM programme in Kullu, Himachal Pradesh,
Documented the constitution
and working of Village Forest Development Committees VFDCs as local
level organizations for JFM
strengthening and capacity building measures to provide recommendations
for increased community participation at all levels.
Organized and facilitated
at public meetings and workshops to identify stakeholder groups and
Assessed the significance
of socioeconomic variables in participatory forest management by using
advanced statistical tools.
Analyzed the existing
state and national forest policies to evolve strategies for sustainable
management of Himalayan forests
MS Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint,
SPSS, Adobe Photoshop and elementary knowledge of Arc view GIS
B., M. .
Theory of Social Capital and its Applicability to Wildfire Preparedness
and Resource Management. In Proceedings of the
Environmental Design Research AssociationEDRA conference,
June , Washington DC forthcoming.
B., M. .
Rejuvenating India’s Forest through Action against Poverty. Internal
Voices, : . Brussels: United Nations Regional Information
Center UNRIC for Western Europe.
B., M., Ryan,
R.L. and Hamin, E.M. Understanding the Role of Planners in Wildfire
Preparedness and Mitigation in preparation.
B., M. and Ryan,
R.L. Analyzing the Role of Community Characteristics in Enhancing Social
Capital with respect to Wildfire Mitigation in preparation.
B., M. and Ryan,
R.L. The Effect of Social Capital on Community Preparedness for Wildfires