Rob Katz

New Blogger Joins Team: Seema Patel

We?re happy to introduce Seema Patel, who has joined the team as a part-time intern.? When she’s not working with us here at WRI, Seema is a senior project manager at ITF consulting.? She received her master’s degree in International Relations and Environmental Policy from Boston University and continued on there working as the assistant to the Director of the International Relations Program.? She also worked in Kenya, East Africa for the United Nations Environment Program in their Division of Environmental Policy Implementation focusing on environmental law and policy, environmental consulting, and writing and editing publications dealing with wildlife law enforcement, African constitutional agendas, and judicial publications. ?

During her undergraduate career at Loyola University in Chicago, she acted as lead liaison with the Student Environmental Alliance implementing the university’s environmental awareness activities, events and new initiatives.? She has also taught English in Northern India and worked as an assistant in Oxfam America’s IT department in Boston.When she’s not blogging at NextBillion or working for ITF, Seema enjoys photography, yoga, Thai food, cinema, watching college basketball, professional football, and sometimes golf.