Smita is an Akron-born, Los Angeles-raised, Indian-Pakistani American, and the co-founder of Alaya Tea, an organic and biodynamic tea company that sources directly from farms across India.
For the last nearly 4 years, she has worked on early-stage climate change and connectivity projects at X, Alphabet's moonshot factory.
She is currently an adjunct instructor of climate change and policy at Carnegie Mellon's Heinz School of Policy. Previously, she worked in the Obama Administration's Office of Science and Technology Policy.
She prefers to spend time outdoors, discovering her neighborhood and world.
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