Arohi Sharma advocates for policies that protect and restore rivers and aquatic ecosystems in California and promote regenerative agricultural practices to reduce wasteful water use and to protect soil health. Before joining NRDC, Arohi was in graduate school, where she spent time researching ways to incentivize multi-stakeholder partnerships for climate change mitigation efforts and worked for the Ethiopian Government to help draft the nation’s first sustainable agricultural development strategy. Prior to graduate school, Arohi served as a legislative staffer on Capitol Hill for the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee and Senator Cory Booker. She holds a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of California, San Diego, and a master’s degree in public policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. She finds joy and drive to do this work from her grandfather and great uncle, who run a family farm in rural India.