How do you want to leave your impact on the world? 

Driven by passion to improve energy efficiency, eliminate transmission losses and attract companies to profit from green energy, I have gained experience in the fields of thermal and energy engineering, corporate finance and oil and gas. As a grad student in Mechanical Engineering at Penn and having interned at Enterprise Products, I know the power of automation, the cost-cutting in operations due to simulation and the ground reality of technology and science. Being the Vice President of Marketing and Outreach for the Wharton Energy Club, I comprehend the necessity for technology to be advocated and used at the right time at the right place to the right people.

 

What is your story? What doesn't your resume tell us about you?

I am an avid traveler and love to see new places all around the world. I love interacting with people from various cultures and learning about other people's stories. I believe in a 'One-World-Family' and am a deeply spiritual person.

 

Tell us about your leadership experiences.

Interconnected various departments and clubs on the Penn campus as Vice President of University Outreach & Marketing, Wharton Energy Club. Spearheaded Youth Empowerment Skills Program, Art of Living Foundation, BITS-Pilani, Hyderabad, India. Motivated 1000+ eligible candidates to apply for Voter IDs and actively participate in national electoral system of India.

 

What is the biggest take-away and/or favorite part of your GREEN Program experience?

The determination of youth to change the world for a better tomorrow.

 

Tell us about your Capstone project experience and your journey, your team, the ideation and implementation.

Favela to Neighborhood (f2n) Transitioning from wasteful favelas to sustainable communities We were a group of 8 and wanted to keep in mind the UN Sustainable Development goals while choosing the project. Hence we chose something that would keep the following goals in mind: 1) No Poverty 2) Good Health & Well-being 3) Sustainable cities and Communities 4)Responsible consumption and Production Hence we chose the topic of: Recycling materials from the favelas to construct a community center comprised of gardens, parks, and playgrounds; working with local people, the project will develop a process for building gardens using alternative and recycled materials. Provide involved workshops on composting and gardening that will give new residents the skill set they need to maintain and thrive in their new community. Train local experts to teach our workshops, further establishing a sense of togetherness. Above all, Favela to Neighborhood wishes to instill pride and motivation within these troubled communities, demonstrating that with the tools of education and combined effort, beauty can stem from rough conditions.

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