Empowering Women to Pursue STEM

Sweta Chakraborty, Ph. D

Sweta Chakraborty, Ph. D

Dr. Sweta is the founder and principle of Adapt to Thrive, a venture that seeks to better inform businesses, government entities, and the public on the complex, interconnected challenges existing and emerging from a warming planet. She is both a risk and behavioral scientist whose work is motivated by the need for clear and credible evidence-based communication to proactively manage the risks that threaten human security and well-being.

Dr. Sweta serve on the boards of America Adapts, We Don’t Have Time, and the Serendipity Foundation, funding global non-profits. Seeking to empower women and underrepresented groups to pursue careers in STEM, she volunteer as an ambassador for organizations such as DreamWakers, Scientista, and the B-STEM project.

She was civil justice systems program associate at Oxford University’s Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, adjunct professor of decision science at Columbia University, chief behavioral scientist at Lootok Ltd. all prior to serving as the Associate Director for the Institute on Science for Global Policy.

Dr. Sweta am the producer and host of The Climate and Security Podcast for the Center for Climate and Security. She has been featured on several major international news media outlets including CNN, BBC, Fox News Channel, ABC, and Newsmax. She has over 30 peer-reviewed articles, and am co-author of the forthcoming book Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Safety: A Study in Public and Private Regulation.