An England-born Kiwi Indian, Pratibha has travelled, studied, and worked across five continents. In 2018, she was selected as one of 100 change-makers globally by Future Talks Foundation to engage in an expedition to the Arctic. She is passionate about global citizenship, decolonisation, and sustainability, and has recently completed a Bachelor of Global Studies majoring in Global Environment and Sustainable Development. She wrote her thesis on traditional food systems and the pluriversal, political ecology of autonomous communities in South Mexico, after being awarded the Prime Minister's Scholarship for Latin America to travel and study there in 2019.
She has previously undertaken or assisted research related to indigenous, environmental, and cyber-rights at the Interntional Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network, the George Mason Centre for the Natural Environment, and more recently, the Business School at the University of Auckland. At Motu, Pratibha worked in the Human Rights Measurement Initiative. She enjoyed engaging with survey respondents around the world and also worked to expand HRMI's Civil and Political Rights coverage to include India. In her free time, she enjoys tramping, dancing, and reading.