• Dr. Rai is an Assistant Professor at the department of Political Science and Public Administration at UT. She received her Doctoral degree in political science from the University of Kansas where she was an NSF-IGERT associate and a research fellow at the Institute of Policy & Social Research (IPSR). Before moving to the United States, Dr. Rai worked as a researcher at a leading think-tank - the Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) in India. At TERI, she has worked on various projects related to sustainable development and rural community empowerment. She has a unique Masters’ degree in environmental studies from Erasmus Mundus in Europe through a consortium of four universities - University of Manchester, UK; Central European University, Hungary; Lund University, Sweden; and Agean University, Greece. Dr. Rai’s research interests are in environmental policy with special focus on climate change and water management in Lake Erie. 

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  • Saatvika Rai


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