Vasundhara Saravade is a Ph.D. student at the University of Waterloo's School of Environment, Enterprise and Development (SEED), where she also completed her master of environmental studies in 2019. Her research interest is based on the low-carbon economy transition and the growth of climate finance. Her master's research specifically looked at the role of regulators in the growth of the green bond markets in emerging economies, such as India and China. She graduated from Carleton University in 2016 with a B.A. (Hons) in environmental studies and a minor in economics.
Vasundhara has worked on policy issues related to climate change adaptation and governance with organizations spanning India, Indonesia and Canada. In addition to her academic career, she likes to write on various topics related to climate change and has been published in The Conversation Canada, Huffington Post India, Fair Observer and the Times of India.