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Saloni Shah

Food and Agriculture Analyst

Saloni is a food and agriculture analyst at Breakthrough. Previously, she completed her dual Bachelor’s and Master’s in environmental science and environmental analysis and policy with honors at Boston University. While at Boston University, she was awarded the Provost’s Scholarship for academic risk-taking for her self-designed study abroad and research internship at an agricultural microbiology lab at the University of Sydney. She’s also worked as a research fellow at the Harvard Forest, examining species and carbon pool changes of New England forests through data analysis and field studies. Her passion for the environment manifested in her activities outside of academics as well; among other things, she secured funding for a Boston startup saving and delivering cosmetically imperfect produce that would have otherwise been disposed of in the landfill. As a 2019 Breakthrough Fellow, she focused on creating a model estimating greenhouse gas emissions across different sustainable and business-as-usual scenarios of crop production in sub-Saharan Africa. Outside of work, Saloni enjoys taking dance classes, spending time outdoors, and exploring the Bay Area with friends.