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Akshaya Jagannathan

Pronouns: she/her

Akshaya Jagannathan has a solid foundation in Civil Engineering and a passion for environmental sustainability. She graduated with a Bachelor's degree in 2015 and accrued valuable experience working in construction and interior design projects. It was during this time that she observed the profound effects of urbanization and recognized the need for more efficient resource utilization.

Motivated by her deep-seated commitment to environmental conservation, she decided to further her education. At Bren, she specializes in Business and Sustainability with a focus on environmental communication—a skill she believes is pivotal in bridging the gap between research and climate action. She is also pursuing a second major in pollution prevention and remediation, to gain holistic knowledge in the field.

Akshaya has actively contributed to sustainability initiatives, volunteering at Sadhana Forest, a reforestation initiative, and intends to continue supporting non-profits toward making a positive impact. Akshaya's career aspirations revolve around evidence-based policy design that aligns with the economic and sustainability goals of organizations. She is excited to continue her journey and contribute her skills to creating a more sustainable and environmentally responsible future.

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