Nivanthi Karunaratne

Current Responsibilities: Nivanthi oversees student Fellows at each of Yale’s 11 Professional Schools, developing cross-campus collaborations between students and staff to ensure progress towards Yale’s Sustainability Plan 2025. Her responsibilities include event programming, increasing the visibility of the Office’s efforts, and improving sustainability literacy throughout Yale.

Academic/Professional Credentials and Appointments: MM from Yale School of Music. BA in Neuroscience and Certificate in Music from Princeton University. Previous 2019—2020 Sustainability Fellow at the Yale School of Music.

Ask Me About: Traveling sustainably, reducing one’s carbon foot print through plastic and waste reduction, mouthwatering plant-forward recipes, and why treating animals ethically improves well-being of humans