Koustubha is a Research Associate with the Pollution and Waste management program at iFOREST. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Kakatiya Institute of Technology and Sciences, Warangal, and a Master’s degree in Development Studies from Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS).
As a young professional in the field of environment and development, Koustubha has engaged with a number of organizations during her undergraduate and graduate studies working on issues of environmental management and public health. With a passion for gender issues, she has worked as an intern with the Poverty Learning Foundation on Women Integrated Development Program. She has also been an active member of NGOs focusing strongly on gender issues, such as Voice4girls and Lal Sakhi.