Disha Mehta

Disha comes from Kolkata, India. A behavioral psychology enthusiast and nature lover, she is an aspiring entrepreneur. She did her B.Tech in Food Technology from Techno India University, Kolkata, India during which she focused on various modalities of organic agriculture and worked with several NGOs for promoting organic farming. Post graduation she joined a leading nonprofit, PRADAN (Professional Assistance for Developmental Action), and worked closely with the tribal Santhali population of West Bengal for 2 years. She worked as a development executive and undertook projects in agro-economic development, micro-financing, and women empowerment. During these years her main areas of interest developed in entrepreneurship, waste management, and gender. She has spent the past year traveling to significant pockets of India studying waste management and the socio-cultural and political dynamics around it. She collaborated with NGOs and corporates working in India on waste management and wants to design effective systems for waste management in India under the light of behavioral psychology through collaborative governance and participatory decision making while focusing on cyclical ecosystems and circular economies.