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CAPAL AANHPI Roundtable Series: Sameer Kwatra
June 28, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
The AANHPI Roundtable Series provides an opportunity for students and young professionals in Washington, DC to learn from public service leaders in our community in an intimate and conversational setting. Each roundtable features one public service leader and accommodates at most 25 attendees. Every roundtable session is free and open to the public, however, due to a limited seating we encourage attendees to register in order to ensure a seat. Lunch will be provided.
The Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership (CAPAL) seeks to empower Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) youth by increasing access to public service opportunities and building a strong AANHPI public service pipeline. We envisions a future with equitable AANHPI representation throughout all levels of government and public service.
Sameer Kwatra specializes in policy research that promotes clean energy, energy access, and sound climate policy in India. As a former NRDC Speth Fellow, he was tasked with analyzing India’s solar energy policy, climate change initiatives, and building energy use. Prior to joining NRDC, Kwatra worked for the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, where he sought to improve energy efficiency in buildings. He became interested in environmental issues while working for a private insurer in rural India, where he witnessed how impoverished people are most vulnerable to climate change impacts despite contributing little to the cause. Kwatra holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from India’s National Institute of Technology, an MBA in finance and marketing from the Indian Institute of Management, and a master’s degree in environmental management from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. He works out of NRDC’s Washington, D.C., office.
Tiffany Hsieh manages social media for AAAFund and serves as the co-lead for the Young Professionals DC chapter. Dedicated to uplifting the Asian American Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander community, Tiffany previously served as a Board Member for the Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership. She is passionate about environmental justice and policy and her experience includes the National Caucus of Environmental Legislators, White House Council on Environmental Quality, California Governor’s Office of Planning and Research, and the United Nations Environment Programme. She is a proud Taiwanese American, California native, and graduate of University of California Davis.