Shivali has a background in energy, environment, and gender equality strategy, and is dedicated to fostering a deep understanding of the energy, environmental justice, and development nexus to address the intersectional, and often gendered, nuances of energy poverty. As a grassroot activist with the Girl Up Campaign in India, Shivali conducted education and gender sensitization workshops for underprivileged children in New Delhi, where heat waves and poor energy infrastructure are a major deterrent to a sustainable learning environment. Through a private-sector approach, she worked as a Government Affairs Analyst for the Italian integrated energy company Eni, and facilitated private partnership and multilateral engagement strategies for Eni’s sustainable development programs. She also worked as a Graduate Consultant and researcher for the International Finance Corporation (IFC) on gender and financial inclusion in the Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) industry in India.
Shivali holds a Master of Arts in International Relations with a specialization in Climate, Sustainability and Development from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science Honors from the University of Delhi.