Tejasvini Chalikonda, Intern
Tejasvini is supporting client projects and developing briefings on renewables as part of her internship with TBC. She is looking forward to experiencing the nuances of integrating business and biodiversity, as well as developing her skills in consultancy.
Tejasvini has recently submitted her PhD at the University of Cambridge studying the development of foraging behaviour in meerkats in South Africa. She brings with her five years of research experience, including managing a long-term research station in South Africa. Alongside this, she trained as an Environmental auditor and has experience auditing University Departments and Colleges for the Green Impact Programme.
During her Masters in Conservation and Biodiversity at the University of Exeter, she gained experience working with local NGOs on sustainability and conservation issues such as renewable energy and habitat restoration. She has worked on conservation projects looking at human-wildlife conflict in Kenya as well as studying the effects of climate change on chick mass and provisioning rates in long-tailed tits in the French Pyrenees.
Tejasvini has worked with public and private sector organizations on several projects ranging from public outreach to liaising with stakeholders and government officials on the development of carbon neutral walkways. She also received a Research Fellowship at the Indian Institute of Science and conducted a study on the time-activity budget of rock agamids in South India.
Tejasvini is an avid birder and wildlife photographer. She speaks fluent English, is conversant in five Indian languages (Telugu, Hindi, Bengali, Tamil and Marathi).