Oindrila Chattopadhyay

Position title: Graduate Project Assistant

Email: ochattopadhy@wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 265-5645


Oindrila is a graduate student at UW-Madison working as a project assistant at the Center for the Study of the American Constitution since January 2019. At the center, she goes by her nickname Lily.

She has taken up the task of enhancing the center’s digital media presence and social media outreach and is leading the center’s digital marketing efforts. She led the center’s online bookstore launch, helped in organizing a statewide student essay contest, started the center’s weekly blog, and is now organizing a virtual teachers’ professional development seminar with her colleagues.

Her duties at the center also include proofreading 18th century newspapers and manuscripts, assisting with research, writing annotations for publications, and creating research tools relevant to the study of the American Constitution.

Oindrila is passionate about exploring the intersections of environment, public health, and societal perceptions about health and environmental risk.  Currently, she is a graduate student at the La Follette School of Public Affairs where she plans to pursue applied research with the goal of making an impact on policy-making in the fields of environmental governance and public health.

In her free time, she enjoys painting, crocheting, tending to her plants, doing yoga, and swimming (when it is not freezing).