Lake Washington School District Ambassadors

Rayan Krishnan
Aashna Sheth
Sanjana Sridhar
Laila Moeller 
Zach Benzaoui
Annalisa Mueller-Eberstein
Adithi Raghavan 
Calista Morley 
Kevin Yap
Sravya Ganti 
Supriya Baskar
Deveshi Thakur 
Mandira Ganti 
Nimisha Thakur
Anjana Punniamoorthy 
Harini Baskar
Laney Brackett 
Ivonne Huang

Tesla STEM High School - Class of 2019

Tesla STEM High School - Class of 2019

Eastlake High School - Class of 2019

Eastlake High School - Class of 2020

Lake Washington High School - Class of 2020

International Community School - Class of 2020

International Community School - Class of 2020

Tesla STEM High School - Class of 2020

Tesla STEM High School - Class of 2020

International Community School - Class of 2021

Tesla STEM High School - Class of 2021

Tesla STEM High School - Class of 2021

Redmond High School - Class of 2022

Inglewood Middle School - Class of 2024

Evergreen Middle School - Class of 2023

Evergreen Middle School - Class of 2023

Finn Hill Middle School - Class of 2023

International Community School - Class of 2024

Rayan Krishnan

Telsa STEM High School - Class of 2019

Represents the City of Sammamish 

Joined Summer 2013


Rayan Krishnan is attends Tesla STEM High School in the class of 2019. Having spent a considerable amount of his childhood outdoors, he understands the value and concern associated with maintaining sustainable practices. He is a founder and Vice President of the Youth Education Campaign, Schools Under 2 C. As the leader of the Technology department, he also maintains the website and is working on a mobile app to track carpooling trips. He is primarily interested in the applications of computer science and engineering to solve conservation issues. Rayan is inspired to be an Ambassador because he wants to understand the sustainable solutions that will create change today and impact the future.


Sanjana Sridhar

Eastlake High School – Class of 2019

Represents the City of Sammamish

Joined Fall 2013


Sanjana Sridhar has been an Ambassador since the fall of 2013. Sanjana is a highly motivated and hardworking student who wants to create real, positive change in her community. She believes the best way to create positive change is through sustainability. Through the Sustainability Ambassadors, Sanjana has improved her public speaking and facilitation skills while learning the value of work plans and how to create effective ones. In 2014, Sanjana used these skills to create a green team at Inglewood Middle School. She helped get the team started and helped Inglewood get closer to achieving Level 1 recognition from the King County Green Schools (KCGS) program. This year Sanjana helped the LWSD Team to organize the Student-to-Student Sustainability Summit (S4), which took place in October 2015. Now she is working with the LWSD team to organize the Intergenerational Sustainable Community Summit in spring 2016. Additionally, she will work with the Eastlake Eco Club to help Eastlake achieve Level 1 recognition from the KCGS Program. In her spare time, Sanjana is a competitive volleyball player, school tennis player, enjoys writing code and hiking.


Zach Benzaoui

Lake Washington High School – Class of 2020

Represents the City of Redmond

Joined Summer 2014


Zach has been inspired to work as a leader in his community since his first training with the Sustainability Ambassadors. Through his work with Sustainability Ambassadors he has improved his writing, public speaking, facilitation and project management skills, and hopes to further improve them.  As Zach learns more from SA and builds on his experience, he is gaining momentum and plans to share his knowledge with his new school’s Environmental Club. By working closely with his school’s ASB, and his peers he hopes to make his school and Lake Washington School District (LWSD) a more sustainable place. Zach has completed 3 Summer Internships with the Ambassadors, where he has worked to improve his leadership, facilitation, and public management skills. Zach is focused on updating his school board, city council, local community on sustainability trends in the LWSD, and facilitating a successful LWSD Sustainability Ambassadors events. As his city and community connections increase in number, he hopes to invite key members to next year’s LWSD Sustainability Summit. Zach is the president of his school’s green team and the Youth Chair of RYPAC, the City of Redmond’s Youth Council. In his free time, Zach loves to volunteer, watch baseball, and listen to music.



Annalisa Mueller-Eberstein

International Community School - Class of 2020

Represents the cities of Woodinville and Kirkland

Joined June 2016


Annalisa has a passion for working with the environment and her local community. As a dedicated change maker, she wants to ensure that our government will protect our environment. Serving on the executive council for her school’s Tech Crew, ASB, and Key Club has made Annalisa a natural leader and collaborator. She has competed at the state-level competition for  National History Day and the national competition for Future Business Leaders of America. In the future, Annalisa hopes to serve her community as a leader in local government, and she already has lots of experience as a Page to Representative Roger Goodman and as an intern for various political organizations and campaigns in Washington State. The Ambassadors program serves as a natural fit for her interests, due to its deep focus on policy analysis, and filling gaps in the King County community. She hopes to learn more about leadership, collaboration, and commitment as a Sustainability Ambassador. She has also used her staffing and secretariat experience in Model United Nations to help supplement her award-winning public speaking and research skills. Through her internships with Sustainability Ambassadors she has learned more about website design, time management, and event planning, and hopes to further her knowledge this summer by completing another internship with the Ambassadors. Annalisa enjoys reading, binge watching her favorite show on Netflix, fangirling, and making horrible puns.


Adithi Raghavan

International Community School - Class of 2020

Represents the cities of Sammamish and Kirkland

Joined Summer 2017

 

Adithi Raghavan is an avid learner at the International Community School in Kirkland, representing the city of Sammamish and Kirkland. She is passionate about sustaining a green environment for the future through technological advancements and working with generations to instill a positive impact. As an ambassador, Adithi seeks to implement change in her city while improving her public speaking and collaboration skills with professionals. Currently, she is researching green buildings and working on a SEED advocacy campaign. In the future she plans to facilitate a Green Team Kick off and the LWSD Community Sustainability Summit. Adithi has been an ASB senator for 2 years and won awards at the regional and state level for the Future Business Leaders of America competition. Outside of being a Sustainability Ambassador Adithi loves to play the piano, code, practice tae kwon do, travel, read books, and volunteer.


Sravya Ganti

International Community School – Class of 2021

Represents the City of Kirkland

Joined Spring 2017


Sravya has always loved public service. Whether it means doorbelling for city council candidates or working on the Green Team garden she is always up for the job. During her time as a Sustainability Ambassador, Sravya hopes to improve her public speaking, communication, creative problem-solving, and to be a part of building a better future for the Pacific Northwest. As she gains more experience in this organization, she hopes to help organize and facilitate the next LWSD Community Sustainability Summit and Green Team Kick-Off. She also wants to become more familiar with Kirkland’s plans for sustainability and to learn about green buildings and renewable energy along the way. She hopes the skills she picks up can help her be a better Green Team and Drama Club executive and give her the power to help her school pilot interesting new waste management solutions and environmentally friendly projects. In her free time, Sravya collects postcards, goes to concerts, and watches old movies with her friends.

Laney Brackett

Finn Hill Middle School- 2023

Represents the city of Kirkland

Joined Summer- 2018


Sustainability was a foreign term to Laney at an early age. When visiting her grandparents and witnessing some of their daily habits, she realized that it’s an important issue that needs to be addressed in our world today. Laney has always been an active participant in her community. She actively volunteers at Food Lifeline, Ronald Mcdonald Home, and Friends of Youth. Before she knew about Sustainability Ambassadors, Laney participated in our Public Speaking Workshops where she improve her skills enough to win a speaking competition. At that point, she decided Sustainability Ambassadors was for her. Now a member of the robust Lake Washington Team of Ambassadors, Laney hopes to leverage other programs inside and outside of school to influence and teach more sustainable approaches. Her next steps include, proposing a community garden at her local church, and collaborating with ASB at her school, to advance sustainability throughout Finn Hill Middle School. Outside of school, Laney enjoys spending most of her time drenched in chlorine, swimming competitively. She also enjoys writing, water sports, skiing, hanging out with friends, and having a good time.

Nimisha Thakur

Inglewood Middle School - Class of 2024 

Represents the City of Sammamish

Joined Fall 2017


Driven by her passion for leadership, Nimisha joined Sustainability Ambassadors to work on a greener future for current and future generations. She first heard about Sustainability Ambassadors in the UW Chemistry, Ecology, and Drama summer camp. Inspired from her first Sustainability Ambassadors event, the 2050 Workout, Nimisha is excited to learn more about different ways we can live a more sustainable lifestyle. Now as an Ambassador her next steps are to help organize the LWSD Sustainability Kick Off and build the capacity of her school green team. Outside of SA, Nimisha likes to act, sing, and dance. She loves listening to music and playing the flute. Nimisha is very excited to join everyone in this effort and put in hard work for Sustainability Ambassadors.