Past ESG Members

Ashwin Mario Lobo

Ashwin Mario Lobo

Research Associate

Ashwin has an undergraduate degree in Commerce from Christ College. A Young India Fellow from Ashoka University, he has lived with and learnt from several voluntary communities engaged in restoration ecology, across India. Ashwin’s interests include rewilding, eastern philosophy and environmental justice. Ashwin is associated with ESG as a Research Associate.scription

Shrestha Chowdhury

Shrestha Chowdhury

Research Associate

Shrestha has a Masters degree in Developmental Studies from Christ University. She has formerly worked as a Counselor and Consultant. She is enthusiastic about the topic of lakes and did an exploratory study on lake rejuvenation in Bangalore for her dissertation. Her areas of interest include water management, urban governance and forest rights.

Sana Huque

Sana Huque

Assistant Coordinator (Research)

Sana has a Masters degree in Geography from Delhi School of Economics and Ph.D. in Sociology from Indian Institute of Technology Bombay. In her Ph.D. thesis, Sana has studied wetland loss, as well as its conservation, from a sociological perspective, and with a special focus on the East Kolkata Wetlands. Email: sana[@]esgindia.org

Mallesha K. R

Mallesha K. R

Mallesh was with ESG from the time of its inception. He has a degree in Sociology and has more than two decades of experience in field assisting in various ESG campaigns, educational programmes, Public Interest Litigation and administration work. He hails from Coorg and has a deep understanding of the agricltural practices in India and the changing scenario. He was invited to University of Washington Seattle in 2013 to speak on “Who knows what, what it means”. Till 2020, he was the administrator of ESG, assisted in all campaign, advocacy, research and litigation initiatives, and also oversaw all the field activities.

Ayush Joshi

Ayush Joshi

Research Associate

Ayush graduated from Doon College of Agriculture in Agricultural Sciences and has a postgraduate degree in Development from Azim Premji University, Bangalore. He has previously interned with the 'Ekta Parishad' in Madhya Pradesh and continues to work voluntarily with 'Aarambh', a youth collective in Uttarakhand. He is interested in exploring energy and environmental linkages. He likes to draw on paper and digital mediums

Karthik Anjanappa

Karthik Anjanappa

Research Associate
Malvika Kaushik

Malvika Kaushik

Assistant Coordinator (Legal)

Malvika has an undergraduate degree in law from the National Law School of India University, Bangalore. She has formerly worked at the Supreme Court of India as a law clerk and research assistant. She has also volunteered at the Narmada Bachao Andolan and writes India Climate Feed, a newsletter on climate change.

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