Ekta J. Patel

PhD Student, Environmental Policy, Duke University

Hi! I am a third year PhD student studying Environmental Policy (with a concentration in Political Science) at Duke University.

I graduated from Harvard University with honors in 2015 with a B.A. in Environmental Science and Public Policy and went to work at an education technology start-up for two years in the San Francisco Bay Area. I am a native of Nairobi, Kenya and call Atlanta home.

Research

My research is broadly concerned with institutions, environmental governance, and the politics of public service provision (particularly drinking water). In other projects, I study a variety of topics, including wildlife conservation, climate adaptation, and the water-energy-food nexus. My regional focus is on South Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, and the USA.

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Resume

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Contact

I can be reached by email at ekta.patel@duke.edu.