Beahrs Environmental Leadership Program has welcomed two new faces to their staff for the 2014 program. Please meet:
Madhyama Subramanian, Graduate Student Researcher
Madhyama-Subramanian_2.jpgMadhyama Subramanian is a development communications professional and sustainability professional from India. Over the past nine years, Madhyama has worked with a number of international organizations such as The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), UNDP, UNESCO and BBC Media Action and developed high impact communication material on topics such as natural resource management, climate change adaptation, energy efficiency, renewable energy and anti-human trafficking. She also worked with a grassroots organization in the Central Indian Tribal Belt where she contributed to the design and marketing aspects of sustainable livelihood enterprises. Madhyama currently is a graduate student in the Master of Development Practice Program at UC Berkeley, an interdisciplinary program aimed at developing sustainability professionals. Apart from her passion for nature and the outdoors, she enjoys music, reading, films, travelling and meeting new people.
Peiley Lau, Coordinator
1074921_988116324812_1880118571_o-2_2.jpgPeiley is a graduate of Stanford University with a Bachelor's degree in Economics. Her academic interests include the role of diversified food systems in developing economies, the impact of international aid on agriculture and health, food security, and food sovereignty. She is currently also an Intern Scholar at the Oakland Institute policy think tank where she researches the role of the informal rural agricultural economy in the economic development of Papua New Guinea. She has taught nutrition and cooking courses to underserved communities in the California Bay Area and worked on a rural family farm in the American Midwest learning about sustainable agriculture. Peiley plans to pursue her PhD in agricultural economics. In her free time, she enjoys rock climbing, trail running, reading contemporary literature, learning new languages and cooking Californian-Asian cuisine.