Founder and Director
Priya is a writer, musician and environmental educator. She is the author of The Politics of Coexistence in the Atlantic World, an academic volume which evolved from her papers as an undergraduate student in History at Brown University. She has taken graduate courses in global environmental politics in Washington, DC, and at Oxford University’s School of Geography and the Environment. She is currently completing an advanced degree in Climate Change and Development at the University of London's School of Oriental and African Studies.
Priya's style as a singer and songwriter is multicultural and environmentally conscious. Her recent collaborations have involved genres such as classical and semi-classical Indian, classical Western, blues and soul, and a range of Latin styles. Her original music, which can be best described as "Latin fusion," seeks to convey the intricate connections between humanity and the Earth.
Prior to starting Music & the Earth, Priya worked for the Smithsonian Institution, the Red Cross, the Orchestra of the Americas for Social Inclusion, and the International Union of Forest Research Organizations. Like countless millions around the world, Priya grew up by the edge of the ocean, where she learned how to think, to sing, and to look towards the horizon.