Satvika is a graduate student at the University of Chicago’s Harris School of Public Policy, pursuing a specialization in Energy and Environment. She is Vice President, Strategy, at the Harris Energy and Environment Association, and has served as a Harris Student Government representative. She works as Research Assistant at the Development Innovation Lab where she supports the Market Shaping Accelerator and the Innovation Commission on Climate Change, Food Security, and Agriculture in identifying market shaping mechanisms such as advanced market commitments to surface promising climate-agriculture innovations. She has over 7 years of experience as development and policy advisor to governments, multilateral organizations, businesses, and social enterprises to advance climate adaptation, mitigation, and secure food systems in emerging and developed economies including South Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa and North America. Her educational background spans across Policy, Business and Finance, and Liberal Arts, which makes her curious and determined to leverage collaboration across disciplines to solve complex development challenges.

Participating in COP28 as a University of Chicago delegate was an instructive experience. The inaugural global stocktake marked a crucial moment for countries to recalibrate their climate strategies. Observing negotiations, ministerial roundtables, initiative launches, and pledges underscored the imperative for youth inclusion in decision-making on issues that profoundly shape their future.”