Garima Raheja

Graduate Student

Garima Raheja is a PhD student in the Westervelt group. She graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a BS in Civil and Environmental Engineering, and a BA in Data Science (with an emphasis on Sustainable Development and Engineering). At Columbia, she is interested in air quality and climate change in urban environments. 


Garima currently serves as the US State Department Air Quality Fellow, American Geophysical Union Community Science Fellow, and the AGU Art and Science Section Co-Lead. Previously, Garima has worked with NASA, NOAA, the University of Washington, the University of Hawaii, UC San Diego, the Exploratorium Science Museum, Code for America, Maui Nui Botanical Gardens, and led 100+ consultants in the Bay Area Environmentally Aware Consulting Network on 20+ social and environmental responsibility projects. Garima is a recipient of the prestigious Columbia University Dean’s Fellowship, the UC Berkeley Regents’ and Chancellors’ Scholarship, the Koret Research Scholarship, and a four-time recipient of the Cal Berkeley Alumni Leadership Award. Her work has been featured recently at the National Academies of Science, and in The New York Times and the MIT Technology Review.