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The SFAEP Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce the selection of the 2017-18 academic year scholarship winners, Sagari Handa and Anthony Galura. Each winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship from SFAEP along with a complimentary one-year student membership to AEP, which includes all benefits of professional membership, including participation in social events and programs and reduced rates for the annual State AEP Conference and CEQA workshops.
Sagari is working towards a Master’s degree in Environmental Engineering and Science at Stanford University and has a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Engineering from Delhi Technological University, India.
Ms. Handa was inspired to work in the area of water quality after completing an internship working on ‘water pinch technology,’ a novel method to minimize industrial wastewater generation and freshwater consumption. She has participated in several practical water quality improvement projects at Stanford and at Delhi Technological University. In her future career, she would like to work as a process design engineer, innovating new industrial water management processes, particularly in the area of resource recovery from wastewater, wastewater recycling in industries and zero liquid discharge.
Anthony is an undergraduate student at UC Berkeley, working toward a Bachelor’s degree in Conservation and Resource Studies. Mr. Galura is a re-entry student who found his passion for the natural environment on a trip to Southeast Asia.
In addition to attending Cal full-time, Mr. Galura works as the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) West Coast Sustainability Administrative Assistant and interns with the National Park Services, bringing fourth graders to the Rosie the Riveter World War II Home Front National Historic Park. He also works as Development Director with Helios, an Associated Students of University of California program aimed at increasing renewable energy amongst UC Berkeley’s Greek houses and Co-ops. Following completion of his bachelor’s degree, Mr. Galura plans to earn a Master’s degree and hopes to teach at a community college.
The SFAEP scholarship program supports students who are planning to engage in a career in the environmental field. It is available annually to full-time students with a GPA of at least 3.0 who will be attending an accredited college or university within the counties served by the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter (For 2017-18 academic year: San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Alameda, Contra Costa, Solano, Napa, Sonoma, Marin, Lake Mendocino, Trinity, Humboldt, and Del Norte). It is funded through member and corporate donations, club fundraisers, and other sources.
For more information on the scholarship program, email Scholarship Coordinator Stephanie Tavares-Buhler.
Updated June 20, 2017