Subhashni Raj is a Kaufman Fellow pursuing her doctoral studies in Urban and Regional Planning at the University at Buffalo. Subhashni first came to UB as a Fulbright from Fiji. Subhashni holds a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning from University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, a Post Graduate Diploma in Sustainable Development Practices in Public Policy from TERI University and a Bachelor’s degree from Bangalore University in Microbiology, Chemistry and Zoology.
Her research looks at the intersection between climate change and food systems, and more specifically at the impacts of climate change on food systems. She is also interested in food sovereignty and issues of justice and ethics in the food system.
Prior to her graduate studies at UB, Subhashni was a Project Technical Assistant at the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC). In this role, she worked on a wide variety of projects pertaining to Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) and water governance. Subhashni is active in climate advocacy and has represented the pacific at climate negotiations and works at grassroots level to push for change.