I'm Sromona Burman, an intersectional conservationist and policy researcher. I am focused on developing research tools that identify and conceptualise environmental degradation projects and increase conflicts over natural resources. As a social researcher, I am invested in assessing the natural ecosystem and livelihood uncertainties from an intersectional lens.
I graduated from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences under their Master's Natural Resources & Governance programme. The course structure equipped me with multi-disciplinary approaches towards economic governance practices, sustainable development, natural resources management, environmental economics, and livelihood development strategies. During this span, my research has focused on the intersection of vulnerable livelihoods, disasters, impact assessments and resource management. Having specialised in geography in my Bachelor's, I have attained theoretical and technical knowledge such as remote sensing, comprehending satellite images, and curating maps.
Growing up with non-conformist grandparents and relentless encouragement and inspiration from my grandmother made me self-reliant and focused. Living and studying in a middle-class environment, I have learnt to identify my limitations and also privileges. As an intersectional conservationist, I want to develop effective conservation and livelihood development strategies for the future.
Besides research, I am always looking to further develop my theatrical skills, specifically sketches. Moreover, for the last few years, I have been actively engaged in surrealist paintings.