Amrita is the Conservation Community Specialist with The Nature Conservancy (TNC) where she leads stakeholder participation, conservation engagement, and community education efforts for the Eastern Caribbean Program. She has 10+ years’ experience in designing high-impact capacity-building projects, driving robust knowledge-sharing and outreach initiatives, and establishing longstanding relationships and productive coalitions with partners and stakeholders. She holds a master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning and a bachelor’s in Environmental and Natural Resources Management and Geography, from the University of the West Indies (UWI).
She is a certified Project Manager with the Project Management Institute (PMI) and has recently completed the Leadership Development Program from Cambridge Judge Business School. Since joining TNC in 2019, Amrita has been working with governments, partners and communities to ensure an inclusive and participatory stakeholder engagement approach underpins all project interventions in the EC region, including its work around Sustainable Financing, Conservation Trust Funds, Marine Conservation and Management, and Climate Resilience. She has presented at professional forums and conferences, and led trainings, workshops, and community education initiatives across the seven EC countries of St. Kitts and Nevis, Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Saint Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Barbados and Grenada. Prior to this, Amrita implemented higher education reform projects and managed the 9th European Development Fund (EDF) Programme at the Ministry of Tertiary Education and Skills Training in Trinidad. Amrita enjoys scuba-diving, hiking, and exploring different countries and cultures through their cuisines and road-tripping. She loves connecting with new people and believes everyone has a unique story to tell, lesson to teach, or recipe to share.