Vanitha Sivarajan, Development Director

Development Director Vanitha Sivarajan
Vanitha Sivarajan’s
background includes over 8 years of forest conservation and water resource management with local communities, non-governmental organizations, governmental agencies, and the private sector. 

She has worked on natural resource management initiatives both domestically and internationally, with a focus on Latin America and India. Vanitha’s expertise includes climate change adaptation, participatory water resource management, value-based conservation, and non-profit strategic communications and planning. 

Vanitha holds a Master of Environmental Management degree from Yale University, where she was a William J. Clinton Fellow, and an undergraduate degree from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in Microbiology and Anthropology.  Currently Vanitha is also Training Faculty at Village Earth where she teaches Participatory Water Resource Management to community development professionals.