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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 :

Samia Tunazzin

Samia completed her under-graduation on Environmental Science from Independent University, Bangladesh in 2021. She started her professional career as an Assistant Project Development Officer at the Bangladesh Disabled Development Trust (BDDT) after completing her internship period at the same organization. As a part of BDDT she advocated for the rights of Persons with Disabilities (PWD) by developing and implementing several projects and incorporating SDGs. Currently, she is working as an Executive- Sustainability at DBL Group being involved in industrial emission analysis, assessing environmental performance, both business and environmental sustainability, community development, etc. During her academic life, she was an active member of Green Planet Club, IUB and participated and facilitated in many extra-curricular activities & leadership programs and served as a Director of Public Relation at the club.

Tahsin Madani Hossain

Tahsin competed B.Sc in Environmental Science & Management (Cum Laude) in 2013 and M.Sc in Natural Resources and Disaster Management in 2019 from Independent University, Bangladesh. Soon after her Undergraduate studies, she worked briefly at International Development Enterprises, Bangladesh (iDE). Afterwards she worked both as a Content Researcher with a PhD student from Imperial College London and as an Event Coordinator for The Growth Institute. In 2016, she started working in the development sector as a Communication Associate at Innovision Consulting Private Limited. Later, she joined Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB) as an Assistant Program Officer for the Live-in Field Experience (LFE) program. She is currently working as an Assistant Coordinator for the Masters of Public Health (MPH) program and also as a Coordinator for the ERASMUS+ Trans4m-PH Project at BRAC James P Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University.

Adnan Qader

Adnan Qader completed his B.Sc. in Environmental Science from Independent University, Bangladesh (Magna Cum Laude,2016) and a professional master’s degree on climate change (2018) from the University of Waterloo, Canada focusing on water governance. Adnan is currently working with WaterAid Bangladesh as a Senior Advocacy Officer. His work focuses on building bridges with the Bangladesh Government on the linkages of water and climate change. Adnan is passionate about climate change and has dedicated his time advocating for the most vulnerable, especially the youth. He runs his own knowledge platform Environmental, Climate Change and Humanitarian Action Group in Facebook and writes regularly with Dhaka Tribune to spread the importance of activism in this sector. Adnan is a certified Climate Reality Leader and completed his training in 2018 from Atlanta and is an activist for the global climate movement, RISE.

Miftahul Rizwan Chisty

Miftahul Rizwan Chisty completed his Bachelor’s of Science in Environmental Science in 2019 from Independent University Bangladesh. He was involved in many volunteer and charitable activities in and out of campus. He worked with the River Conservation Club of IUB and was also involved in the Green Planet Club. Currently, he is enrolled in the MS program on Great Lakes Environmental Science at Buffalo State, State University of New York(SUNY) . In the future, Miftahul wants to study and work on climate change and also in ecology and biodiversity of Sundarbans.

Mohima Kader

Mohima graduated from the School of Environmental Science and Management of IUB in 2013 with a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Management. Soon after graduation she briefly worked at Grameen Shakti on renewable energy. In 2015 she started working in the development sector, on an urban health program at CARE Bangladesh. Later she joined UNDP where she worked in the Climate Change, Environment and Resilience Cluster (CCER) and on several programs including the Ministry of Finance’s Inclusive Budgeting and Financing for Climate Resilience (IBFCR) project. She contributed to the preparation, analysis, writing and editing of the Climate Budget report for the National Parliament in 2017-18 and 2018-19, and budget documents, which were extremely valuable in achieving the goals of the climate financing project. Mohima later worked in various roles related to the Rohingya Crisis in UNFPA and UNDP in gender, health and disaster management sectors. She is currently a Consultant of the Grant Assistance for Grass-roots Human Security Projects (GGHSP) at the Embassy of Japan in Bangladesh.

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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