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 believes in the power of the voice in its myriad forms to connect us to our deepest feelings, and our wishes for the world. She is a multicultural, world citizen with close connections to South Asia, the Mediterranean, and the Americas. She was educated at Brown and Oxford in History, Music and Human Geography.
When she was twenty-five years old, Priya authored The Politics of Coexistence in the Atlantic World. She has 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.