Urvashi Rathore is a freelance Nuclear Policy Researcher based in India. Her research focuses primarily on nuclear science and technology advancements, as well as nuclear and radiological security culture in India. She is a Robin Copeland Memorial Fellow (2017, India), a fellowship provided by CRDF Global that aims to empower female scientists and engineers from emerging countries. During the fellowship, she worked as a visiting fellow with James Martin Centre for Non-Proliferation Studies, Middlebury Institute of International Studies, Monterey. At CNS, she researched orphan radioisotopes in India and the radiological security culture of the Indian Nuclear Power program. As a Robin Copeland fellow, she also worked at Nuclear Threat Initiative, Washington D.C on various radiological security issues in India.
She holds a certificate in a semester long non-proliferation training program from the James Martin Centre for Non-proliferation studies, Middlebury Institute of International studies at Monterey. She also worked at Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi, India with the Centre for Security, Strategy and Technology (CSST). Prior to RCMF, she worked with the Military Affairs Centre on Defence Reforms project at Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi, India.
She has a background of engineering with bachelor’s degree in Electronics and communications engineering and masters degree in Nuclear Science & Technology engineering from Mody University, India.