Urvi Talaty is the Environmental Innovation Fellow at the Yale Center for Business and the Environment (CBEY) and the Tsai Center for Innovative Thinking at Yale (CITY). She is passionate about innovation, technology and materials, and the role businesses and new ideas play in changing the world. In her role at Yale, Urvi manages projects and programs that showcase new ideas and solutions, and works with students to help them develop new ideas and accelerate their solutions.
Urvi holds a Master of Environmental Management degree from the Yale School of the Environment, where she focused on corporate sustainability, green chemistry, and industrial ecology. Before coming to Yale, she worked with various organizations including UN Environment on their flagship chemicals report and with one of India's biggest cotton manufacturing firms on their chemicals and sustainability strategy, among others. She has a Bachelor's degree in chemical engineering and an MBA in technology management from NMIMS University in Mumbai, where she is from.
Urvi cares deeply about impact, diversity and gender equality, and co-founded a social venture called Mission SanScar to destigmatize menstruation in India. She is a trained Indian classical dancer and enjoys creative writing and traveling in her free time.