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Kartik Amarnath

NYC Environmental Justice Alliance
Kartik Amarnath is the Energy Planner for NYC Environmental Justice Alliance. He provides outreach, advocacy, and research support for REVitalize, a project focused on community-based energy planning, along with NYC-EJA’s ongoing energy campaign work. He has previously worked with the HOPE Foundation, CDC, National Science Foundation’s REU program, Democracy Now!, C40, and the Tishman Environment and Design Center. He spent the 2013-2014 academic year in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia as a Fulbright researcher studying the impacts of gentrification in his mother’s childhood neighborhood. Born in Indianapolis, he was raised in four countries and is of Sri Lankan Tamil and Indo-Malaysian descent. He received a B.A. in Biology with minors in Anthropology and Philosophy from DePauw University and a M.S. in Design and Urban Ecologies from the New School.