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Student Leadership Council on Climate and Sustainability

The Student Leadership Council on Climate and Sustainability is a dedicated group of students working in partnership with the Environmental Collaboratory to address climate and sustainability issues on campus and make tangible changes to Drexel initiatives and practices.

The goal of this leadership council is to present a student-led vision for how climate and sustainability topics could be addressed in the following six areas:

  • Events, initiatives and programming on Drexel’s campus(es) and at the Academy of Natural Sciences
  • Major and minor courses of study and classes (first year through graduate courses), as well as student advising
  • Student research opportunities made available through the STAR program, research co-ops, and other thesis, dissertation, capstone, and independent study projects
  • Career development, external co-op opportunities, and post-graduate employment leads
  • Outreach to the broader student population (current, prospective and admitted) to seed interest in the nexus between climate, sustainability and related justice and equity topics within campus academics and activities
  • Campus footprint (energy and climate, food and dining, waste, procurement, transportation, and buildings and facilities)

Meet the Representatives

The 2022-2023 Student Leadership Council on Climate and Sustainability includes both graduate students and undergraduates spanning many interests and diverse Drexel experiences:

First-Year Representatives

Bijaya Manandhar HeadshotBijaya Manandhar ’26 

Los Angeles, CA
BS in Biological Sciences




Samya Banduka HeadshotSamya Banduka ’26  

Karachi, Pakistan
BSBA in Marketing




Krishna ThakerKrishna Thaker ’27  

Yardley, PA
BS in Finance




Sophomore Representatives

Charlotte Meader HeadshotCharlotte Meader ’26

Virginia Beach, VA
BA in Environmental Studies and Sustainability




Oyunbileg Bazar HeadshotOyunbileg Bazar ’25

BA in Psychology




Pre-Junior Representatives

Atara Saunders HeadshotAtara Saunders ’25

Cheltenham, PA
BA in Global Studies and BS in Economics and Public Health




Isabella Bostrom HeadshotIsabella Bostrom ’24

Knoxville, TN
BS in Management Informations Systems and Organizational Management




Alexandra Zambrano HeadshotAlexandra Zambrano ’25

Phoenixville, PA
BS in Mechanical Engineering (conc. Energy)




Junior Representatives

Drexel LogoCarson Moon, ’24

New York City, NY
BS in Business & Engineering (conc. Environmental Engineering)




Tobias Tagliaferro HeadshotTobias Tagliaferro ’24

Drexel Hill, PA
BS in Environmental Science (conc. Ecology and Evolution)




Anh Nguyen HeadshotAnh Nguyen ’24

BS in Finance, Business Analytics




Senior Representatives

Katelyn OdomsKatelyn Odoms ’23

Philadelphia, PA
BA in English




Vaidehi Andhare HeadshotVaidehi Andhare ’23

New Jersey
Nature Integrated Design




Anvi Patel HeadshotAvni Patel ’23

New Jersey
BA in Business Administration, Operations and Supply Chain Management




Graduate Representatives

Michael Klein HeadshotMichael Klein ’26

Cheltenham, PA
PhD in Education




Emmeline Pearson HeadshotEmmeline Pearson ’24

Seatle, WA
MS in Computer Science




Drexel LogoLisa Castrachini







EcoReps Representatives

Rahul Inaganti HeadshotRahul Preetam Inaganti

Allentown, PA
BA in Environmental Studies & Sustainability




USGA Representatives

Victoria Rodriguez Villarreal HeadshotVictoria Rodriguez Villarreal ’25

Monterrey, Mexico
BS in Public Health