Sudatta Ray is an Associate Fellow at the Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW), India. She is currently pursuing a doctoral degree at Stanford University's EIPER programme and had earlier graduated from Carnegie Mellon University's (CMU) Heinz School of Public Policy and Management. She specialises in large data analyses with skills ranging from data visualization, econometric analyses to geographic information systems.
Sudatta has previously worked with the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF-India) and the Ministry of Environment & Forests, Government of India. As a Senior Programme Officer with WWF-India, Sudatta was responsible for climate policy research and represented the Indian country office at WWF's Global Climate and Energy Initiative. With the Climate Change division of the Ministry of Environment & Forests, she participated in five Conference of the Parties meetings of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and has also contributed towards the synthesis of publications in the capacity of a Technical Officer.
Sudatta has been an Environmental Defense Fund Climate Corps Fellow. She completed her fellowship in 2013 with the Glendale Community College in Arizona, wherein her energy efficiency recommendations led to an annual savings in excess of $300,000 USD. Her recommendations have now been expanded to the remaining 10 community colleges in the Maricopa District.
Sudatta has Bachelors and Masters degrees in Chemistry from Delhi University. During her time at CMU, Sudatta interned with the Energy and Environment division of the United Nations Development Programme.