Community Engagement Lead

Meet smiles in front of a backdrop of trees, wearing dark-rimmed glasses and a dark pullover fleece jacket.

Originally from Mumbai, India, Meet holds an M.A. in Social Work from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, with a specialization in Livelihoods and Social Entrepreneurship. He discovered his passion to work with marginalized communities who were vulnerable to climate and environmental change and to make rural communities resilient. Meet has done academic fieldwork in various social science projects related to livelihood assessments, and economic and environmental justice, including water equity projects. He served as an AmeriCorps CivicSpark Fellow in the Borrego Water District, helping build the capacity of both local government agencies and its community allies by integrating water into their existing land use and climate adaptation plans. Previously, Meet has also worked as a Statewide Environmental Justice Project Manager working with various coalitions and connecting the state level policy work with the local projects.

At WOIEP Meet is excited to be on the forefront of Environmental Justice by developing and nurturing relationships with local community members and groups, helping them understand and interact
with community resilience and green infrastructure projects in West Oakland.

In his free time, Meet can be found outdoors, biking, hiking and relaxing at any available water bodies.