Communications Director: Nikhil Karthikeyan
Nikhil is a senior aspiring to major in chemical engineering. He is
interested in ensuring we don't destroy the world before we make
a mars colony. He is interested in technology, video games and
aircraft. He is often found reading articles on new developments in
Finance Director: Courtney Hruska
Courtney is a senior majoring in biomedical engineering. She plans
on continuing her education into graduate school to keep helping
others as much as she can. When not at school, she likes to stay
active with intramural basketball and soccer as well as golf. She
also enjoys exploring the city and all of its restaurants.
Events Director: Vijay Shah
Vijay is a junior studying Chemical Engineering with minors in Bioproducts Engineering and Chinese. He hopes to advance green chemistry in his research and to continue helping the environment through hands-on restoration. Vijay also enjoys playing clarinet and piano, composing music, and writing poetry.
Thomas is a sophomore studying Computer Science. He is interested in seeing how the creative use of computing could help the environment. When outside of school, his interests include biking, gaming, and technology.
Founder: Kerry Wang
As a lifelong environmentalist, Kerry pursued and earned a BS in Chemical Engineering at Rice University to better understand sustainable technologies. During this time, an Environmental Sociology course opened his eyes to the many human factors - politics, business, economics, culture, and social justice - that play a role in society's relationship with energy and the environment. Realizing how many aspects of life and society affect each other and energy in complex, non-linear ways, Kerry grew frustrated that discussions of "sustainability" often occurred in such segregated academic silos. This led him to found the UMN Energy Club in Fall 2015, while a PhD candidate in Materials Science and Engineering. Kerry believes young people today, who will be climate leaders of tomorrow, need to develop leadership skills allowing them to not only understand energy more holistically, but to work and communicate effectively with those with different views and experiences on energy. Outside of sustainability, Kerry enjoys partner acrobatics, Bollywood dance, and martial arts. His PhD work involves mathematical modeling of a novel process for manufacturing high-quality single-crystalline silicon solar cells.