Interested in energy, the environment and climate change but not sure how to make a career out of it? There are a wide array of exciting career pathways to choose from across these topics for young people with various skill sets and passions. To provide UChicago students of all levels and schools with insight into the range of opportunities and what’s it’s like to work in these positions, EPIC is hosting a virtual career series with young UChicago alumni—starting with EPIC’s own former Bartlett and DRW Fellows. Alumni will share insights into their day-to-day lives, how they got to where they are, and what they wish they knew when they were UChicago students.

Join us as we welcome Harris Public Policy ’21 graduate Shruti Bhimsaria, Lead – Research and Strategic Partnerships, EPIC-India.


Shruti leads Research and Strategic Partnerships for EPIC India. In this role, Shruti develops research partnerships related to energy and environmental policy, forms strategic alliances for AQLI, manages research, and develops and expands EPIC-India’s pipeline of applied economics research projects.
Shruti recently served as the Head of Research at Climate Vault, a non-profit founded at the University of Chicago that leverages existing carbon markets to help organizations and individuals meet their carbon reduction goals. Before this, Shruti spent several years at J-PAL South Asia, where she managed their Energy and Environment Portfolio. She has experience working on energy access, air pollution, net-zero strategies, and carbon markets. She has also briefly dabbled in health and governance research. Shruti recently completed her MPP degree from the University of Chicago. She also holds a Masters in Economics from the Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics and a Bachelors in Maths & Statistics from Banasthali University, India.