Rupa Datta

NERN (2009)

Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice, Northeast Division

The Nature Conservancy

Rupa works for Save the Bay in Providence, Rhode Island. As the Education Program Manager, she coordinates Save the Bay's environmental education programs with schools and community groups from all over the State of Rhode Island and beyond. The hands-on experiential education programs, catering to K-adults age groups, strive to build future stewards for the bay and to create environmentally informed communities. Rupa is originally from India where she acquired a degree in Environmental Planning. She then completed her PhD in 2005 from Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway. Her interest ranges from environmental education to advocating for sustainable development. Currently, she also volunteers for her neighborhood's housing association.