Pushyami has worked as a research assistant across projects in India and the United States. Most recently, her RA work analyzed nighttime satellite imagery to answer questions tied to the availability and consistency of electricity in the event of natural calamities such as cyclones. Her independent research has looked at the benefits of rural road construction in India, such as greater infrastructure resiliency after cyclones. Her interests lie at the nexus of economic development and environmental change. She holds a Bachelor’s in economics from Miranda House, University of Delhi, and a Master’s in International and Development Economics from Yale University.