Zarine Kakalia

Growing up camping in Yosemite, hiking with my mom, and gardening in the backyard with my dad, my childhood was spent living and breathing in nature. This upbringing instilled in me a strong desire to protect the environment, even through actions as simple as reusing a Ziplock bag. This was not because being environmentally conscious was the trendy thing to do, but because it was the right thing to do. 

As I got older and had discussions with my peers, I realized that there exists a common misconception that protecting the environment and being profitable are mutually exclusive goals in business. I am determined to prove that protecting the environment is not about sacrifice, but rather it is about innovation and creating sustainable solutions that align with our interests. 

I am passionate about solid waste reduction and reliable renewable energy, and in my free time I love to hike and play with my cats!