Rudra Kapila


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Rudra Kapila

Climate Change Co-Chair

Women of Color Advancing Peace & Security

Dr. Rudra Kapila is the Co-Chair for the Climate Change Working Group at Women of Color Advancing Peace and Security (WCAPS), a non-profit organization committed to promoting diverse perspectives from WoC leaders within foreign policy and national security.


Kapila is a multifaceted researcher and an expert on the development and implementation of clean energy technologies to mitigate the adverse impacts of climate change, specifically in the context of vulnerable emerging economies. Following her doctoral research on carbon capture utilization and storage (CCUS) technology, and her work on energy and environmental policies with the Scottish Parliament, Kapila applied her unique skillset to support political campaigns and policy outreach for U.S. presidential, congressional, and state-level races.

Kapila received her interdisciplinary Ph.D in Earth & Planetary Science and International Relations from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.

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