Devangana holds a graduate degree in Zoology from St. Xavier College, Ahmedabad, and has completed a Master’s in Environment Science and Technology from IEER, Bharati Vidyapeeth University, Pune. To study and work along on various subjects, she has developed a keen interest in ecological sustainability, lake assessment, wildlife conservation, environmental awareness, and education. She is an environmental researcher and a CSR consultant skilled in Biodiversity, Carbon Sequestration, Environmental Awareness, and Sustainability.
What is your favourite word?
Life. I lost my mother, and my brother, so I understand how precious life is, and what life has to offer. But things apart, I find myself lucky enough to be able to do what I love the most.
What was the moment in your life that made you Blossom into the person you are today?
Not one but many moments impacted my life’s journey. I’d say I always used to connect the dots. Take cyclones as an example. We didn't use to have such violent storms, rainfall, and floods in India. It is the result of rapid climate change. Rural life and wildlife are the most impacted, although they are not the ones that contribute to carbon emissions. The urban area contributes to the ecological footprint. Do you get the picture? Climate change is real, and it has had a significant impact on me. I feel sorry for the vulnerable people and wildlife. The more I notice this, the more I attempt to fix it.
What would you want the young boys & girls to learn from your journey?
Be empathetic. No matter how rebellious you are, be empathetic to nature especially. Only by coexisting with nature will you discover what life is all about.