Frishta graduated magna cum laude from Brown University where she studied History and Development Studies. After conducting research across climate policy, Persian literature, and environmental history as an undergraduate, Frishta cultivated an interest in rethinking environmental policy’s relationship with the more-than-human world. Upon graduating, she pursued this interest as a Fulbright Research Scholar in Uzbekistan where she studied how female farmers negotiate water rights. Frishta seeks a career dedicated to building inclusive environmental governance frameworks in regions most susceptible to climate change. As a Marshall Scholar, she will study Nature, Society and Environmental Governance at the University of Oxford.