BSc (Environment), 2014
Andhra Azevedo completed her Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science with an Applied Biology concentration in 2014.
Prior to embarking on her post-secondary studies, Andhra was student at Langley Fine Arts School where she served as Student Council President, her school’s representative at the Langley Youth Advisory Committee, and a youth representative on the Langley Economic Advisory Committee as well as the Langley Community Energy and Emissions Planning Committee.
She also acted as student executive for Project Kenya Sister Schools, a non-profit founded at Langley Fine Arts that connected Canadian schools with Kenyan ones. In her three years with Project Kenya, Andhra and the group helped raise over $100,000 to build a new library and implement improvements to the local schools.
Upon entering SFU, where she choose SFU's Environmental Science because it closely aligned with her belief that there needs to be both passion and reason in the environmental movement, Andhra was awarded the $34,000 Simon Fraser Entrance Scholarship.
Andhra’s also participated in the Faculty of Environment’s co-operative education program where she had the opportunity to work at Environment Canada and with two environmental consulting companies.
While at SFU, she was involved with the SFU Forum and Environmental Science Student Union; she was also involved in the DivestSFU campaign and has helped set up SFU 350—a club dedicated to promote climate action on campus.
Andhra delivered an inspiring convocation address to her fellow graduates at Convocation in October, 2014 and challenged one and all to take action every day to make a difference in their communities.
- Written by the Faculty of Environment