Chaiti Bhagawat is a Program Assistant supporting the Water and Agriculture Program at ISC.
Before joining ISC, Chaiti worked at the viticulture department of UC Davis researching heat and drought tolerance in grapevines. She has previous experience in ecological research on plant growth-promoting microorganisms and Amazonian colonial spiders. She has also been part of two urban horticultural initiatives in Los Angeles–edible landscaping and replacing lawns with rainwater harvesting native gardens.
Chaiti gained her Bachelor of Science from the University of California, Los Angeles with a major in Ecology, Behavior, and Evolution.