Company: Institute on the Environment
Position: Postdoctoral Scholar in Climate Resilience
Shubhechchha Sharma (she/hers) is a native of Nepal and a Postdoctoral Scholar in Climate Resilience at the Institute of the Environment (IonE) at the University of Minnesota. She works on projects tailored towards diagnosing understandability, interpretation, and use challenges with multiple climate outlooks developed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
She is an interdisciplinary scholar with expertise in social-ecological resilience to climate shocks. She has a Graduate Certificate in Environment and Social Systems Modeling and a specialization in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems. She uses both qualitative and multi-level modeling, along with System Dynamics Modeling (SDM) to understand complex issues and study coupled human and environmental systems. During her doctoral studies, she worked as an undergraduate instructor for R programming and biostatistics.
She is a founding member of the Ostrom Center for the Advance Study in Natural Resource Governance (OCeAN) and a member of the Resilience Alliance Young Scholars (RAYS). Her edited volumes on "Redefining Diversity and Dynamics on Natural Resources Management in Asia" and "Natural Resource Governance in Asia: From Collective Action to Resilience Thinking," published by Elsevier in 2017 and 2021, dedicated to Nobel Laureate Elinor Ostrom, are based on long-term academic collaboration with regional universities and organizations in Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, and Myanmar on the issues related to natural resources governance and management. She has worked in various research capacities in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia while affiliated with the Toyota Foundation, WWF, Michigan State University, and the Asian Institute of Technology for over a decade.