Simran was born in Germany, grew up in North Carolina, and is proud to be a Punjabi. She brings you TreeHugger News and is currently working on growing TreeHuggerTV into a video smorgasbord. Simran is an award-winning journalist who produced and anchored the news for MTV Asia, co-created the MTV India news division, and developed programming for the BBC and Doordarshan through her independent production company SHE TV. She hosted Ethical Markets, the magazine-style series created by futurist Hazel Henderson that highlights sustainable business practices and corporate social responsibility, and is a contributing author of the forthcoming book Ethical Markets: Growing the Green Economy.
Simran holds an MBA in sustainable management from the Presidio School of Management and a BA in Sociology and Women's Studies from Smith College. In her spare time, Simran dedicates herself to media advocacy, serving on the board of directors for the National Radio Project and on the advisory board for New York's National Public Radio affiliate, WNYC. She is also developing a nutrition and food justice curriculum within her Sugar Hill, Harlem community and is thinking about training for the Angkor Wat marathon.