Sharmila Gowri Shankar

Co-Founder Kalinga Center for Rainforest Ecology


Sharmila manages the administrative and financial aspects of KCRE. This involves designing the content for the Workshops and Camps, creating marketing materials and marketing programs, managing the volunteer and interns, and managing social media, blogging and writing press releases. Prior to devoting all her energies to these two organisations, she was an Administration Officer at the Agumbe Rainforest Research Station.

Sharmila’s interests include rainforest ecology, snakes, birds, butterflies and insects. She loves life in a rainforest and after having lived in Agumbe, her appreciation and knowledge has grown exponentially.

With an M.Tech in Computer Science, her background lies in technology and in her prior career she was a Database Administrator with Microsoft. She has also completed certificate programs in Environment Management and Environment Technology.

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