Payal Sampat

Mining Program Director

Payal is Earthworks’ Mining Program Director, leading the organization’s efforts to reform mining practices through corporate and market campaigns, policy reforms, and solidarity with frontline communities. She is the author of several publications on mining, water and a sustainable materials economy. Payal represents Earthworks on the multi-sector Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance and on the Deep Sea Conservation Coalition Steering Group. Payal previously worked at the Worldwatch Institute in Washington, DC, the Global Development and Environment Institute in Boston, and the Bombay Environmental Action Group in her hometown in India. She holds degrees from Tufts University and St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai, India.