Priya is a writer, musician and environmental educator. She is the artist/intellectual behind  Music & the Earth International, a global initiative which fosters environmental understanding through the world's living musical traditions. 

Priya is also the author of The Politics of Coexistence in the Atlantic World, an academic volume which evolved from her papers as an undergraduate student in History at Brown University. She has taken graduate courses in environmental philosophy, political ecology, environmental policy analysis, and global environmental governance in Washington, DC, and at Oxford University’s School of Geography and the Environment.

Prior to starting Music & the Earth, Priya worked for the Smithsonian Institution, the Red Cross, the US Forest Service, the Organization of American States, and the International Union of Forest Research Organizations. She also served as a Founding Leader with The Sanctuaries, an interfaith arts collective in Washington, DC. Like countless millions around the world, Priya grew up by the edge of the ocean.