Aarti Basnyat is the Communications Manager at the Academy. She was with the United Nations University - Institute for Environment and Human Security for over three years as their Communications Officer. Among other things, she helped revamp their website and establish their social media presence. Before that Aarti was the Global Communications Officer at ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability. She brings with her extensive experience in media engagement, website management, social media content creation and campaign development. As a former journalist, she possesses excellent writing skills and has a strong interest in topics related to social sciences. Aarti holds a Master in Media Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, a diploma in Print Journalism from the Asian College of Journalism and a Bachelor in English Literature (Hons) from St. Stephens' College, Delhi University.