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Board of Directors


Victoria Alleyne

Victoria Alleyne loves growing social good, as the CEO of CatalystsX and the Executive Director of Career Skills Incubator. Her passions include: renewable energy (as former renewable energy project manager at CSA Group), socially responsible investment (through work analyzing ESG data for Sustainalytics), youth social entrepreneurship (as a facilitator and mentor for Online UWC courses), and impact measurement (as founder of Full Footprint, an environmental impact metric). Victoria is a graduate of Environment and Business at the University of Waterloo.

Anuradha Dhavala

Anuradha Dhavala joined the board in October 2015. She has six years of experience in the renewable energy industry and is currently working as the Lead Project Design Engineer at Phoenix Solar. She has a Masters in Electrical Engineering from University of South Florida.

Eden Full Goh

Eden Full Goh is a software/mechanical engineer. Named one of the 30 under 30 in Forbes’ Energy category three years in a row, one of the US Chamber of Commerce’s IP Champions and Ashoka’s Youth Social Entrepreneur of the Year, Eden was a member of the Thiel Fellowship’s inaugural class. Proudly Canadian, she studied at Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science at Princeton University.

Rachel Han

"We live in a world with remarkable deprivation and oppression. I want to be part of organizations that build individual agency, buoyed by institutions, so people can live the way they want to live."

Rachel is currently a graduate student at Harvard Kennedy School studying international relations. Previously, she worked in consulting and economic development in New York, Pretoria/Johannesburg, Geneva, and Beijing. Rachel earned her BA in Economics and Healthcare Markets and Finance at the University of Pennsylvania.

Phil Hannam

Phil works at the World Bank on climate change and development in the least developed economies. Phil has a PhD from the program in Science, Technology & Environmental Policy at Princeton University, working on climate and energy policy, development politics, and China. Phil was a research scholar at the Centre for Policy Research in New Delhi, India in 2015. From 2009-2011, Phil studied south-south cooperation as a Chinese Government Scholar in Shanghai. A mechanical engineer by background, Phil has been an intern with the Natural Resources Defense Council’s Beijing office, the U.N. Environment Program in Nairobi, the Joint Global Change Research Institute in Maryland, and the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s office of Environment and Energy in Washington, DC.

Victor Liu

Shiuh-Wuu (Victor) Liu is a data-driven problem solver and environmentally-minded thought leader interested in environmental justice and clean energy access. He is a licensed Professional Engineer with a BS in Structural Engineering from the University of California, San Diego and an International Business MBA from National Sun Yat-sen University. He is currently serving on the Board of Directors for both SunSaluter and Solar Richmond. Professionally, he has worked at Enphase Energy and Langson Energy, and is currently a Solutions Engineer leading philanthropy initiatives at Datameer.

Advisory Board


Andie Goh, CAIA

Fundraising, Financial Planning and Forecasting

Andie Goh is a Senior Investment Associate in the Global Credit Group at Ares Management, a publicly listed leading global alternative asset manager. She specializes in analyzing complex structured credit investments, with direct oversight and responsibility for approximately $40 million of investments. Prior to Ares, Andie held various investment banking and credit risk management roles at UBS Investment Bank and Credit Suisse. She holds a B.S. in Finance from NYU Stern Business School and a M.A. in Mathematics and Quantitative Finance from Columbia University. She is also a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst.

Saroj Nayak

Technical and Community Development

Saroj K Nayak is currently professor and head of School of Basic Sciences at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bhubaneswar, India. Nayak joined IIT with a leave of absence from Rensselaer on November 2012 and left tenured professor position in 2014. Before joining the faculty at Rensselaer in 2000 Dr. Nayak was a Princeton Materials Institute Jr. Fellow at Princeton University. His research interests lie at the interface of physics, chemistry and engineering, with principle areas of focus on the study of atomic and electronic structures of matters using ab initio electronic structure calculation and molecular dynamics simulations. Nayak has cofounded the first start up Kalinga Renewable Energy Manufactures (KARMA) that focuses on solar energy technology.

Serena Xu

Partnerships and Execution

Serena Xu is a designer in practice and an engineer by training. She is currently the marketing and design lead of FreeWire Technologies, an energy storage company reconditioning second-life batteries. She is passionate about sustainability and renewable energy. Serena holds a BS from Cornell University in Civil Engineering and has much previous work experience in 3D design and animation.

Staff


Sambit Sasmal

Global Executive Director

Sambit Sasmal holds an MBA in Finance and Marketing from the Institute of Advanced Management and Research in Delhi. He began his career promoting the rights of women and children in India with the National Human Rights Foundation and UNICEF. He was the first Indian selected by the European Volunteer Service and helped disadvantaged immigrant families in Palermo, Italy. Since then has dedicated himself to protecting vulnerable communities. Sambit communicates with partners, coordinates projects, and makes sure our on-the-ground programs are successful.

Santosh Jha

Technical Program Manager

Santosh Jha joins the SunSaluter team from Nepal, where he obtained his degree in Industrial Engineering from the Institute of Engineering Thapathali in Kathmandu. He helps SunSaluter continuously strive to create innovative, affordable, human-centered products. He has previously worked in the manufacturing industry where he implemented several innovative solutions to improve performance and efficiency. Aside from engineering, he is fond of all sports, and has played cricket at the national level in Nepal.

Thank You


SunSaluter exists today because of the ideas, passion and time that the following individuals have contributed over the years:

Jason Bedard, Sarah Bishop, Karen Boncher, Yee Chen, Joseph Chern, David Colt, Don Daybell, Mischa Fierer, Danielle Fong, Radhakrishnan Govindaraj, Vicente Guerrero Meza, Makam Gurunath, Bill Hunt, Ryan-Tait Mapa, Sebastian Marshall, Lawrence Matengula, Robert Matengula, Akuzike Maliwichi, Kabir Nadkarni, Rebecca Offensend, Ryan Oster, Andrey Poleyatev, Augie Rakow, Courtney Roberts, Jake Schual-Berke, Ford Sylvester, Richard Whitney, Evin Wick, Helene Unland

We would like to thank all of our supporters for their generous donations:

Deb and Tony Anderson, Irene Ao, Ares Management, David Brentlinger, John Chatzky, Jilly Chen, Shane Farell, Andrew Follick, Steve and Grace Hassid, Camilla Han-He, Janice Huang, Bill Hunt, Katherine Loosley, Rob Modzelewski, Prad Nadakuduty, Vita Ng, The Offensend Family, Elspeth Ong, Ranjan Pal, Raj Rajaram, Recurrent Energy, Wolfram Schroers, Dan and Shay Schual-Berke, Software Craftsmanship Guild, Sarah Smith Orr, Nicholas Tyack, Emerald Xu, Ben Yu and our anonymous donors