As a Science Commons Fellow, Puneet intends to evangelize open access to geospatial data, science and technology. His interest in open access stems from his stint as a Science Policy Fellow at the National Academies, and as an elected Charter member of the Open Source GeoSpatial Foundation. Puneet has worked as an engineer in a small New Delhi NGO, internationally as a GIS specialist at the World Bank in Washington DC, and at a private GIS consulting firm in Madison. Puneet has an engineering degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, and a Masters from the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he is currently enrolled in a doctoral program researching on the nexus of public policy, geospatial information and entrepreneurship. He is also working at the UW-Madison Forestry Department helping build a completely open web-based application for modeling biome-level carbon sequestration.