Perinaz Bhada-Tata is an independent consultant working on issues related to solid waste management, cities, and climate change. She was previously a Junior Professional Associate in the Urban Development and Resilience Unit at the World Bank. Perinaz received her MS in Earth Resources Engineering and Master of International Affairs degree in Environmental Policy at Columbia University in New York. Perinaz has also worked at NASA-Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York and Dewey Ballantine. She received her BA from Franklin & Marshall College. She currently lives in Dubai, UAE.