Major Fellowship Activities: Baliga co-wrote an issue brief on Ballistic Missile Defense and wrote a BMD Update for the PSR activist newsletter. She helped put together an extensive presenters kit to accompany a new PSR slide presentation on nuclear abolition, which she showed to a group of 25 people at the University of Maryland. She wrote and designed a brochure advocating nuclear abolition, over 15,000 copies of which have been distributed to citizens groups in the United States and abroad. She represented PSR at a conference at the United Nations hosted by the NGO Committee on Disarmament focusing on the need for a new agenda for nuclear abolition and disarmament. She also updated the PSR security program website, and attended meetings of the Nuclear Weapons Working Group, NixMOX and the CTBT Working Group.
Current Activities: Baliga is a Senior Planner and Associate at Beyer Blinder Belle Architects and Planners. She is working on a campus masterplan and landuse plan for a 3200 acres site in Arusha, Tanzania for a new university and associated village for the Aga Khan University. During graduate school she did her field work in Kenya and wrote her thesis on Community Upgrading in Slums in Nairobi, Kenya. She received the Urban Technical Assistance Project prize for Community Service achievement. She also was part of a group of six students who worked on a Report on Community Upgrading of Slums in Kenya at the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia and received the Gitelson Award.
She previously worked at Mulhauser and Associates, where their clients included Association for Women in Development, International Center for Research on Women ,Campaign for Eleanor Holmes Norton and GORE 2000. In the summer of 2000, Baliga participated as a counselor in The Youth Peace Initiative, a Seeds of Peace summer conflict resolution program held at the International Olympic Academy in Olympia, Greece. At YPI, Seeds of Peace teamed up with the Andreas Papandreou Foundation to host 66 youth from eight Balkan nations to engage directly with each other since the region descended into conflict in 1989. She was also involved in helping Seeds of Peace prepare for their summer session in 2001, where for the first time they hosted youth from India and Pakistan.