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SESM is proud to present our prominent alumni of a diverse group of individuals who cover the entire globe. Our graduates include :


Alavy Kifait Reza

Alavy completed her MSc in Environment Management at IUB in 2020 after earning her Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering from Monash University. Her MSc thesis focused on analyzing the environmental performance of the RMG industry in Bangladesh and exploring pathways toward a greener industry. Alavy has a diverse background, having worked as a Consultant for the PACTII program at the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, and as a Communication Coordinator at the Sajida Foundation. Excitingly, she has been selected as one of the seven PhD candidates for the “Resource Nexus for Sustainability Transformations (NEXtra)” Program at the United Nations University, with studies set to begin in October 2024. The NEXtra program offers a unique opportunity for doctoral research under joint supervision by experts from TU Dresden, UNU-FLORES, and IOER.

Atif Azim

Atif started his journey at Independent University, Bangladesh in 2016 when he enrolled in the Department of Environmental Science and Management. After spending a couple of fruitful years at IUB, Atif decided to transfer his credits to Brooklyn College, New York where he completed his B.A.. in Urban Sustainability with a concentration in Environmental Science. His passion for the environment and the solid grounding of the basics of environmental science at IUB helped Atif in his studies. Atif has recently completed his MSc in Toxicology from Colorado State University in 2024 and hopes to pursue a career as a regulatory scientist.

Halima Nur

Halima graduated from IUB in 2021 with a B.Sc. in Environmental Science. A self-motivated and enthusiastic person with a positive mindset Halima has worked at SF Denim Apparels Ltd ,Bangladesh as a Trainee Officer (Environmental Management System) and Real Dairy Australia Pty Ltd. as a Quality Control Analyst. Currently she is working in customer service at Zeus Street Greek in Sydney, Australia.

Raida Sharmin Shuvechcha

Raida graduated from IUB in 2022 with a B.Sc. in Environmental Science and a minor in Anthropology. An active person on campus, Raida was a participant at the Disaster Response Exercise and Exchange(DREE) Bangladesh in 2019 and coordinator of the Eco-Network, Bangladesh at IUB. Raida did her internship at Manab Kallayan Parishad in 2022. She has joined Teach For Bangladesh in August 2022 and started working as a fellow from 1st January 2023.

Shahriar Caesar Rahman

Shahriar Caesar Rahman completed his B.Sc. in Environmental Science from Independent University, Bangladesh and is co-founder and CEO of Creative Conservation Alliance, a Bangladesh based conservation organization dedicated to the ecological and cultural conservation of Bangladesh's last wild places. He has documented 26 globally-threatened species persisting in the Sangu Reserve Forest and has also discovered the critically endangered Arakan forest turtle and keeled box turtle for the first time in Bangladesh, as well as rediscovered populations of the largest tortoise in Asia: the Asian giant tortoise, which was thought to be eradicated from Bangladesh. Shahriar serves as a Regional Vice Chair-South Asia of IUCN/SSC Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group, a member of the IUCN/SSC Boa & Python Specialist Group, IUCN/SSC Viper Specialist Group and the Global Shapers of World Economic Forum. Caesar is the winner of the prestigious Whitley Award in 2018 and Future for Nature Award in 2017. Shahriar is also pursuing his MPhil on Conservation Leadership at the University of Cambridge, UK.

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Rubayat Khan
SESM Graduate

As part of my studies we had to go to village and stay with rural people for a three week immersive field research program. When doing that I fell in love with Bangladeshi villages and our rural folk. I also felt very strongly this urge to do something to improve the dismal quality of services people have access to, especially in healthcare.


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Shahriar Caesar Rahman
SESM Graduate

The diversity of wildlife in Bangladesh is remarkable. Our diversity is a part of us; it's not a luxury we have