Urooj has a M.A. in Sociology from the University of Colorado Boulder and a B.A. with honors in history from Princeton University. She is a doctoral candidate in environmental studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder, where her dissertation research examines virtual reality and augmented reality mediums to devise innovative communication solutions to ‘wicked’ problems like climate change. Urooj has worked as a humanitarian adviser at the United Nations, as a Research Analyst at Climate Central and did a stint at the Pew Research Center and the U.S House of Representatives in Washington, D.C. She is the recipient of a 2016 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (NSF GRFP) and the 2016 Environmental Fellowship from the University of Michigan’s School of Natural Resources and the Environmental Grantmakers’ Association. She is originally from Bronx, NY and is an avid Harry Potter fan.