Co-founder and Executive Director, Earth Hacks
Sanjana Paul is the co-founder and executive director of Earth Hacks, an organization that works with university students to create environmental hackathons, and an atmospheric science software engineer at NASA's Langley Research Center. She holds a bachelors' degree in electrical engineering and physics, and has worked on research projects ranging from building hardware and writing software for urban air quality monitoring to designing a spectrometer for custom laser sources.
Sanjana is also an industry mentor for The GREEN Program, an organization focusing on short-term study abroad programs focusing on sustainability, and has participated in the United Nations' Youth Assembly as a delegate. While still completing her undergraduate degree, she co-founded the Green Robotics Innovation Project (GRIP) and was a lead engineer on their first project, a robot to tackle coastal marine plastic pollution called FLOATIBOI, which she presented at a partner event at The Global Climate Action Summit in 2018. When not pursuing technical solutions to climate issues, she participates in science outreach activities centering equity, inclusion, and diversity.