Shyama is a Senior Project Fellow with Vidhi Aid initiative. She is currently involved with the project on implementation of landmark environmental judgements. Shyama has been able to conceptualize and lead long term projects on enviro-legal subjects. Some of her work includes helping Kerala Institute of Local Administration set up a Legal Resources Center and drafting of a chapter on Sewage and Waste Management in the Draft Karnataka Municipality Law for CEERA, NLS Bangalore.
Shyama holds an undergraduate degree in law from the National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi and a Master’s from National Academy of Legal Studies and Research, Hyderabad. She also writes regularly on natural resource management and human rights in Live Law and The News Minute. Prior to Vidhi, she worked as an environmental lawyer and consultant at Enviro Legal Defence Firm (ELDF) with Adv. Sanjay Upadhyay for 8 years. Shyama is a trained Carnatic singer and loves to dabble in arts and handicrafts.