Concentration: Energy and Environment
Specialization: Data Analytics and Quantitative Analysis
Hometown: Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Rishabh (he/his/him) is an international student from India. He's currently pursuing a Master's in International Affairs at Columbia SIPA, concentrating in Energy & Environment and double specializing in UN Studies & Data/Quantitative Analysis (class of 2023).
His previous work experience in India in startup leadership in sales, business strategy, and consumer psychology and communications has honed him the skills that extrapolate to his interests in the politics of climate change and transboundary natural resources. His focus areas would be hydro-politics, marine conservation, environmental justice and climate-induced migration. Rishabh wishes to pivot to a career in climate advocacy and policy communications after graduation.
At SIPA, Rishabh presently holds 2 official positions: as 1/ SIPA Student Association (SIPASA) Co-Chair of Careers & Alumni Affairs to foster networking and solidify opportunities for his peers and alumni towards greater outcomes in career mentoring and shaping career trajectories; and 2/ Environmental Coalition (ECO) General Board Member to educate and engage SIPA and Columbia community in sustainability efforts through creative activities. After his class and study and group assignments, Rishabh loves exploring the New York City with its food, culture, cafes, the many museums, parks, gardens, concerts, dessert parlours, hiking getaways, and dance clubs.