Staff Attorney

Upasana graduated from the American University Washington College of Law in 2014. During law school, Upasana interned with the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL), assisting projects within the nexus of environmental protection and international human rights law. Upasana also spent a summer in South Africa, where she worked on an ongoing class action against thirty major gold mining companies filed on behalf of workers who contracted terminal illnesses from hazardous work conditions. As a student attorney at her law school’s international human rights law clinic, she represented clients in immigration court and within the Inter-American human rights system on matters of political asylum, capital punishment, and indigenous rights. Upasana holds a B.A. in Environmental Studies from Davidson College. She is deeply interested in indigenous issues and has spent a significant amount of time in the Amazon, where she studied community-based conservation and the effects of large-scale development on the rights of indigenous and rural populations. She speaks English, Nepali, Spanish, and some Portuguese.

Admitted only in New York. Practice limited to federal courts; supervised by Marco Simons, member of the DC Bar.