Sen’s research will focus on HI-AWARE’s Research Component 3, which entails monitoring and assessing climate change adaptation practices in the Upper Ganga and Teesta basins in India as well as understanding their essential characteristics. She will rank and evaluate the success of adaptation options based on a set of criteria and also seek to understand the determinants that explain variations in their outcomes. She will also identify the major bridges and barriers to adaptation responses. She holds a Masters in Climate Science and Policy (2011-2013) from TERI University.
As a summer intern with TERI-IHC, she helped assess the vulnerability of coastal tourism destinations in West Bengal to climate change. Her research interests are climate change vulnerability and adaptation assessment, traditional knowledge systems, and climate and environment-induced migration.