Mr. Mishra joined the public sector in 1993 as Management Trainee in the Steel Authority of India Limited, after graduating from the Indian Institute of Technology at Kanpur. His two last positions in the Indian government have been as the Additional Secretary of Environment in the Delhi Pollution Control Committee, and also as Additional Director in the Directorate of Information and Publicity. Prior to that, he served as Private Secretary to Delhi Chief Minister for over eight years. Part of his achievements with the Delhi government has been the implementation of the Bhagidari scheme (citizen-government partnership) and the successful organization of the 2010 Commonwealth Games. His present occupation involves improving the environment and quality of life in Delhi by drafting its Clean Air Agenda and policies related to solar energy, solid waste management and groundwater usage. His future career goal is to work on environmental issues and advance his skills in management and policy analysis of public problems during his one year program in the Masters of Public Affairs.