She has been learning and is involved in natural resource management for the last two decades. After graduating in the field of Agriculture and obtaining a post-graduation in Microbiology, Sarita joined Indian Forest Service in 2005. Having served in Kullu, Chamba, Solan and Shimla districts of Himachal Pradesh while working in the field of wildlife management, watershed management and livelihoods etc, she developed an interest in eco-development and interface between people and forests.
On deputation to the Government of India, she got the opportunity to work as Deputy Advisor (Land Reforms) in the Department of Land Resources, Ministry of Rural Development. During this period, she also attended 123rd Regular Session on Land Policy for Sustainable Rural Development at International Center for Land Policy Studies and Training, Taiwan and was awarded the Extraordinary Merit Certificate for country presentation.
Sarita is working as Lecturer in Central Academy for State Forest Service for the past three years and is also the Course Director of the 2018-20 SFS batch.
Her hobbies include listening to music, poetry and bird watching.