Meet the YRE going to the International Conference on Sustainability Education in India

Seven aspiring YRE students have been selected to participate in the International Conference on Sustainability Education (ICSE) taking place in New Delhi, India from 9-10 September. Read more about the conference here.

The YRE students will be reporting from the event by interviewing delegates, creating journalistic articles and videos and making posts for social media.

Learn more about each of them below.


Odell Jeremiah Dass (Singapore)

Hi, I'm Odell, an aspiring filmmaker and at the side I dabble with photography and I've always been inclined to visuals since I was a kid
I would want to one day be a part of the production of documentaries like planet earth, or the next blue planet.  I believe in adopting sustainable habits to preserve the environment for generations to come, and to show everyone how beautiful planet earth really is through my work and that everyone has their part to play to preserve the environment and to educate everyone around them about it's importance. 


Karishma Kharbanda (India)

I am currently pursuing my post graduate degree in Mass Communication from AJK MCRC, Jamia Milia Islamia and want to pursue a career in Conflict Journalism. I have been actively involved in profound deliberations on matters of international concern in the form of conventional debates and youth forums and has won several accolades across India for her endeavors.  She has interned with Ninong Ering, former Member of Parliament on Social Media Accountability Bill and her recent work as a Media Intern with the Dialogue and Development Commission, Government of Delhi has given her an in depth experience about the implementation patterns of public welfare schemes.  


Palak Goyal (India)

My name is Palak Goyal and I am 20 years old. I basically belong from Rajasthan, India. I am currently pursuing English Honours from Delhi University and aspire to be a Journalist. I love spending my free time in painting and swimming.

From past two years I have actively been a part of a social entrepreneurship organisation named as ENACTUS. It has given me a platform to enhance myself and work for the betterment of the society. Being a part of such a prestigious organisation was a dream come true for me.


Paridhi Puri (India)

I am currently studying Economics at Jesus and Mary college, Delhi University. I’m very passionate about Sustainability, Mental health and Equality. I was a Counter Speech Fellow at YLAC India, I’ve worked with United Nations as a Youth advocate, and I’m currently a Leaders Forum Member at The Global Education and Leadership Foundation. 


Vandita Sariya (India)

I am 22-year-old and fascinated by stories. I am constantly on a lookout for something different. I switch between writing articles, making cartoons, performing poetry and making movies on SDGs and other issues that affect people. I have been an active participant in national and international conferences pertaining to the same issues. I believe acknowledging a problem is the first step to any solution and want to bridge the gap between ignorance and knowledge by telling stories that need our attention.


Sujit Bhattacharya (India)

I am a Communication for Development (C4D) practitioner and currently working as a C4D intern at UNICEF, Ranchi. My area of interests is Gender, Environment, Education, Health and with the advancement in time I will increase my area of interests. I have engaged myself towards working with the community and spreading awareness on cleanliness and hygiene. During my academic career, I had the opportunity to work in some of the prestigious organisations like UNDP (Regional Office North East India), Banglanatak Dot Com (Contact Base) Kolkata and Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (U) Guwahati. I have contributed in the areas of child trafficking, child rights, capacity building of communities etc.


Rheza Auditya Wijaya (Indonesia)

I am an Indonesian-born youth who is currently pursuing his Bachelor Business and Commerce Degree at the School of Business, Monash University Malaysia. I am responsible to be the President of the Indonesian Student Association in Monash University Malaysia, a 19th TUNZA Eco-Generation Regional Ambassador to Indonesia, as well as the Student Ambassador to Monash University Malaysia.

I am highly passionate in writing and photography. He finds his interest on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Implementations and its further impacts to the society. My passion to work both in team and individually makes me capable to give contributions in any circumstances.