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Simran Mohanty

Simran Mohanty

Kennesaw State University

  • Sociology
  • Philosophy

Hello! My name is Simran Mohanty and I am majoring in Sociology with a minor in Philosophy. I am an avid appreciator of nature and wish to explore the entirety of the beautiful Earth we reside in. While I was born and raised in Georgia and have the utmost comfort in there, India has always drawn me in more due to the beautiful green space it retains. India has a timeless beauty with its environment and community. It is the same beauty that I wish to conserve and bring back for the rest of the world. As an agnostic Hindu, I grew up with the acknowledgement of the Earth being our mother and to co-exist with it in harmony. I aim to follow the career path of policy and advocacy, either as a lawyer or a policy analyst. Environmental policy can help uplift the voices of people of color and native communities who have already placed value in sustainability and conservation practices. It is also necessary to be able to engage and study the socio-ecological systems that impede current efforts of conservation and come up with legislation that can push forward the importance of protecting our environment and the entities that reside in it.

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