Representing the City of
Sustainability Ambassador since
Driven by her passion for public speaking and working with her local community, Aarya has joined the Sustainability Ambassadors program to work on creating a more sustainable environment for this generation and generations to come. The Sustainability Ambassadors program serves as a natural fit for her interests due to its deep focus on public speaking, and project management. One project that Aarya is working on as a Sustainability Ambassador is promoting the Timberline Middle School Green Team. Aarya works to increase membership in the Timberline Middle School (TMS) Green Team by increasing outreach, impact and influencing of the Timberline community to make sustainable choices through engaging and interactive lessons and activities. Currently, as a part of this team, Aarya is also working towards making Timberline a level 1 King County Green School with the addition of compost bins. Aarya is also passionate about working as a chapter leader of the Redmond region as a part of BEEducated. As a chapter leader, Aarya currently works to encourage the community and the organizations within it to help save pollinators by planting pollinator gardens and tracking them to learn how to increase their impact. Aarya has a personal carbon footprint of 22 metric tons of carbon dioxide a year and a water footprint of 1,238 gallons per day. To reduce this, she is working on walking/bicycling to school every day as well as using energy-efficient water appliances. Outside of Sustainability Ambassadors, she works with her local community by actively volunteering as a Girl Scouts program aide as well as working with Seattle Maharashtra Mandal’s YUVA Mandal. In her free time, Aarya likes to learn Bharatanatyam and Bollywood styles of dance, and do Taekwondo. Aarya also enjoys voluntarily choreographing and teaching Bollywood dance group performances. In addition, she has won multiple awards as a Model United Nations Delegate for her public speaking and research skills. Due to the interest that Aarya has gained for biology through competing in Science Olympiad, she considers working in the medical field when she grows up.