Kopal Dixit is working as a Programme Officer in Waste & Sustainability team at Toxics Link.
She has completed her Masters in Environment and Development from Ambedkar University Delhi where she was taught to incorporate various nuances of social sciences alongside sciences in order to have a more holistic understanding of the environmental issues. An interdisciplinary approach towards problem-solving has also been ingrained in her through her Bachelors in Physical Sciences from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi. Through her internship and dissertation paper in the Masters' programme, she tried to hone her analytical skills and convert theoretical nuances into a research design. The topic for her internship was “Spatial Analysis of Acacia leucophloea” where she mapped the spread of the native species (Acacia leucophloea) in a part of Sanjay Van (City forest area, New Delhi), recording its geographical coordinates. Using QGIS (Quantum Geographical Information System), she tried to understand the spatial-ecological patterns in the distribution of the species. Her dissertation revolved around understanding the nature of abandoned agriculture and subsequent persistence of invasive species in Devalsari, Uttarakhand. The framework incorporated ecology, culture, and economics, which gave her a deep understanding of academic research and a multidisciplinary approach.
She is currently involved in Electrical and Electronic Waste issues at Toxics Link.