Auralice Graft has lived and worked in the Pondicherry, India, area for more than 3 decades. She implements interventions there relating to solid waste management and environmental sustainability. She also consults for international organizations on a range of development, governance and open data issues. Previously, Auralice worked on reproductive and public health issues for the Population Council in New York and New Delhi; and also worked for the Open Society Institute in New York. She has a master’s degree in economic and political development from the School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University in New York.