Shraddha Sawant is a passionate environmentalist from Pune, India. She moved to the U.S. in 2015 to pursue her Master’s in Environmental Sustainability from University of Pennsylvania. She is currently working as an Environmental, Health and Safety Specialist with an electronic waste recycling company based in Philadelphia.
Shraddha’s journey in the field of environmental science and sustainability began at a very young age of nine -- when she embarked on her trekking adventures in the Himalayas. The beauty of these unique ecosystems inspired her to pursue a career in protecting and conserving these habitats.
She completed her undergraduate studies from University of Pune, India with majors in Environmental Sciences. Alongside, she continued to pursue her hobby of trekking and travelled to diverse ecosystems across India to study the ecology and conduct socio-economic surveys in the nearby communities. For these studies, she was awarded a diploma in Sustainable Management of Natural Resources & Nature Conservation by the Ecological Society of Pune.
Shraddha began her sustainability studies at the University of Pennsylvania to gain a management perspective on the environmental issues. At Penn, she combined her love for food and her background of environmental sciences to better understand the impacts of industrial food systems. Her master’s thesis focused on the triple bottom line impacts of industrial food supply chains and provided assessment tools to build a closed- loop food value chain.
Shraddha plans to continue her journey in this field and aims to drive sustainability initiatives in businesses and the society to build climate-resilient communities.
(Update: February 2018)
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Shraddha Sawant is a recent graduate from University of Pennsylvania with a Master’s Degree in Environmental Sustainability. She received her Bachelors of Environmental Science degree from University of Pune in India along with a diploma in Sustainable Management of Natural Resources & Nature Conservation.
Being a hiker since childhood, she has always been passionate about protecting the environment and has traveled to various ecosystems for field study. She moved to the US in 2015 to gain a management perspective on the environmental issues. At Penn, she focused on the matters of food sustainability for her thesis to study the impacts of industrial food supply chains and provide assessment tools to build a closed-loop food value chain. Shraddha plans to continue her journey in this field and aims to drive sustainability initiatives in businesses and the society to build climate-resilient communities.
Honor Roll 2017