The Staff

Baani Behniwal 

Baani joined Californians Against Waste as a Policy Associate in January 2019.


She recently completed a dual-degree master’s program at American University in Washington DC and the UN-mandated University for Peace in Costa Rica, receiving one degree in natural resources and sustainable development, and another in international affairs. During her graduate studies, Baani worked as a food policy intern at Friends of the Earth where she gained policy experience at the nation’s capital, and a sustainable development intern at EduCARE India, gaining in-field experience working in the Indian Himalayas.

Prior to pursuing her master's degree, Baani worked on organic farms across Latin America and as an environmental advocate in New York City. She completed her Bachelors of Science in Cognitive Science, with a minor in Political Science, from the University of California, Irvine.

In her free time, Baani enjoys dancing, live music, backpacking, and photography.

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