Apoorva Sahay

Apoorva Sahay

Career Interests

GIS Mapping, Digital Humanities, Quantitative Analysis, Data Visualization, Community Water development, Water Access
Employment Sought:


Master of Environmental Management, May 2019
Nicholas School of the Environment
Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
Water Resources Management Concentration
Bachelor of Arts
Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut
Major in Anthropology (President’s Fellow; Phi Beta Kappa; Pi Gamma Mu)
Boğaziçi University Istanbul, Turkey School of Oriental & African Studies (SOAS) London, England

Professional Experience

Research Associate, Selco Foundation, Bangalore, India
Assembled knowledge document on ecosystem development avenues for clean energy intervention in micro/small scale craft and textile businesses. Co-authored annual report through primary fieldwork for social impact assessment of various solar energy projects. Devised preliminary market research for traditional handicraft product Kowdi to assist development of new product lines. Strategized market-linkages for two artisan communities based on typologies identified through primary fieldwork. 
Research Intern, Self-Employed Women’s Association, Ahmedabad, India
Collected qualitative data from three districts in rural Gujarat to compile case studies on people’s response to products and services impact on their lives and physical environment.
Development and Research Intern, Khamir, Non-profit Development and Resource Centre, Kachchh, India
Collected information through ethnographic fieldwork on livelihoods of potters, mapped pottery clusters in the region of Kutch and assisted the Director to prepare draft reports for funding. Communicated with museum staff and development organizations to compile research on craft production.

Additional Information

BASS Connection Advisory Council, Marketing and Communications Duke Sustainability Board, Events Coordinator UN PRME, Research Assistant ENO Magazine

Languages: English - Native, Hindi - Native


community-based management
program management
survey design
water resources management

Graduation Date

May 2019

Additional Resources



Preferred Location


Preferred Sector

Business / Industry
Non-profit / NGO
Research Institute / Think Tank