My name is Ankita Sinha. I am from India. I recently graduated from The University of Texas at Arlington with a master sin Sustainable Solid Waste Engineering and Management.
What sustainability, energy, and community issues are important to you?
I am super enthusiastic about anything related to Climate Change and Plastic Pollution. Also, developing renewable energies are equally important, as I believe the less dependent we are on fossil fuels, the better we will be. Renewable energies are the way to go, if we want a sustainable world in future.
What exciting projects/research are you working on now?
I used to work on Manhole Corrosion Project as a Graduate Research Assistant when I was a Graduate Student at The University of Texas at Arlington. We used to locate the manholes provided to us by the city of Arlington, install instruments there to collect wastewater samples, and then analyze those samples for BOD, Sulfate and Sulfide. Also, I have worked on projects related to Climate Change and Plastic Pollution in my Graduate Studies.
What are your plans for the next five years?
In the next 5 years, I actually see myself working towards my entrepreneurial interest, which involves a sustainability aspect. Oh, and also being the most awesome daughter, ever! :)
What made you want to apply to SISE?
The theme of this year, Implementation, was what got me super interested from the start. There are many solutions proposed around us, hypothetically. But once you start implementing them, it's then you start realizing how feasible they can be, or if some aspects needs to be changed in order for it to implemented. Also, I am looking forward to meet more people with similar sustainability interests, and actually learn from them too.
What are you most looking forward to doing in Chicago?
I am actually looking forward to gazing at the Chicago Skyline, walking around the city, Skydeck and Chicago 360.
Do you like Cats? If not, are you willing to learn to like cats?
If you had asked this 1 year ago, I would have said I hate cats. But during the time I was in Ohio for my conference, I met a cat "Ali" who changed my mind, and heart. So, now, I Absolutely Adore Cats. :)