Ms Kirtanya Lutchminarayan
Kirtanya is studying her Masters in Biological Science at the University of Cape Town (UCT) where she is specializing in Kelp & Climate Change research. After completing her Honours Degree in Terrestrial Biology & majoring in Applied Biology, Ecology and Evolution (where her thesis merited a distinction), her passion for nature & the environment flourished and has become a central theme to all aspects of her life.
From being part of organizing the first ever Africa Student Energy Summit (Powered by Student Energy Canada & Green Shift Africa), to representing South Africa at the World Student Environmental Summit in 2014, being a driving force behind the Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaign with the Green Campus Initiative at UCT, and also being a Green Matter Fellow where she is an ambassador for biodiversity in South Africa, Kirtanya has been involved in numerous prestigious initiatives to bring positive environmental change to society as a whole.
Additionally, Kirtanya is the Vice-Chairperson of the UCT Art of Living Students Society (a chapter of the international Art of Living Foundation) and is actively involved in social development projects where they have successfully been coordinating and facilitating initiatives that provide support to students and underprivileged communities.
Kirtanya’s vision is to inspire people from all walks of life to live healthy, happy, productive and sustainable lifestyles. Her philosophy is that the synergy of Community Education and Service Provision acts as a portal to directly preserving the integrity of our natural world.