Sushmita is a researcher, journalist and a multimedia artist. She has been working on issues related to the rights of indigenous people, climate change, governance and violence against women, among others, for close to a decade. In the past, she has worked with Majlis, Tata Institute of Social Sciences and Erasmus University, Netherlands. In 2020, Sushmita was awarded the Earth Journalism Network’s Asia Pacific Story grant to pursue stories on post-COVID recovery. She has been part of an ongoing assessment on the impact of COVID-19 on Adivasis and forest communities.