The SIG Community

From fellows to advisors to our Executive Board, every SIG member plays a part in our culture.

Board of Advisors

The Board of Advisors provides advice for all SIG programs and supports curriculum development.
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Evan is a senior studying Government, Business, and International Security Studies. Outside of school, you can find him dunking all over the place on a basketball court, on a hike, or falling off of a hold at ABP.

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Bhavik is a sophomore in the Canfield Business Honors Program and is from Coppell, TX. When he's not binging Attack on Titan or Seinfeld, you can find Bhavik arguing that Lebron is better than Jordan or planning his next travel destination.

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Nick is a sophomore pursuing a Bachelor of Architecture degree. He is inspired by the potential for developing sustainable societies across the globe and hopes to be a driver of positive change. Outside of academics, he is an avid musician who enjoys chillaxing in the great outdoors.

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Sreya Gandra is a junior in the Dean’s Scholars Honors program majoring in Public Health and Plan II. Outside of trying to not make being pre-med a personality trait, she is also interested in healthcare innovation and public policy. On any given day you can find Sreya trying to convince people she is actually a basketball fan, going on a run in the beautiful city of Austin, and pretending that Lindsey is funny.


Lindsey is a junior studying Business Honors and Finance with a minor in Global Sustainability Leadership. Originally from the Bay Area, she appreciates Austin’s diverse food scene, but has still not acclimated to the Texas heat. In her free time, she enjoys watching Love Island, going paddle boarding, and being really funny.

Executive Board

Made entirely of students, the Executive Board runs all SIG programming.


SIG veterans, managers are upperclassmen who organize pitches and support younger members throughout the semester.
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Seann Aswin

Hello! Currently reading Agatha Christie, watching Knives Out, and probably watching MasterChef Canada.

Cole Hunt - President

Cole is a senior business student from Southern California. He is interested in the application and pursuit of sustainability in all parts of society. Never talk to him about record collecting if you don't have a few hours to waste.

Kisara Dang - Sustainability Director

Kisara Dang is a senior BHP, Geography, Sustainability Studies, and Humanities quadruple major. Her academic and professional interests include ESG metrics and data, spatial analysis, and environmental policy. Outside of SIG, you can find her perusing book stores, at a coffee shop, or in the great outdoors!


Shreya (she/her/hers) is a sophomore double majoring in BHP and finance. She is originally from Boston (a huge diehard sports fan). Shreya enjoys playing just about any sport, especially tennis, basketball, and volleyball. She is a coffee enthusiast and loves to explore new coffee shops. When Shreya isn't outside, you can find her rewatching Suits or Brooklyn 99, reading a good book, or dancing. She is also always down to grab Thai food or boba, so hit her up!

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I’m a big finance hardo who loves traveling and anything that gives me an adrenaline rush. I like listening to Hans Zimmer or anything EDM. Pineapples belong on pizza.


Ameya is a senior studying finance with an emphasis in sustainability. Outside of studying and working, he enjoys going to local concerts in Austin, chilling outdoors, reading/listening to books and exploring new places. This past summer, Ameya worked at a consulting firm helping small businesses get off the ground and manage the transition to online.

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Aniket is a senior studying Business Honors and Finance with interests in public policy. He has had previous work experiences in private equity, investment management, and nonprofits. Outside of SIG, some of his dearest pastimes include indulging in Austin’s tacos and barbecue scene, listening to the same ten songs on repeat, playing table tennis, hammocking, and laughing at his own jokes.


Nikhil is a junior pursuing a double major in Business Honors and Finance. His interests include investing, public policy, and entrepreneurship.

Zoe Chetty

Zoe is a current BHP junior majoring in Finance with a minor in Marketing and a certificate in Design Strategies. She's originally from Frisco, Texas but has loved living in Austin where there are way more outdoor activities and an entertaining city life. Outside of school, she loves hiking, spontaneous traveling with friends, and experiencing new cultures!

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Induja is a junior studying Finance and pursuing a certificate in Business & Public Policy. She is originally from Katy, Texas and joined SIG her freshman year! In her free time you can find her outside, exploring Austin’s arts scene, and spending time with friends.


Hello! My name is Justin Chen and I am born and raised in Austin. I love exploring national parks, playing basketball, and listening to EDM as well. Feel free to reach out to me -- I'd love to get to know you or help you in any way that I can!

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Sameen is a junior from Dallas, Texas majoring in business honors, finance, and economics. She is passionate about education, gender equality, healthcare policy, and social entrepreneurship. In her free time, Sameen enjoys paddleboarding, visiting museums, playing soccer, and reading mystery novels.

Arjun Rao

Arjun is a junior Business Honors, Finance, and Math major from Allen, Texas. Arjun is passionate about professional sports and wants to pursue a career in the industry one day. Besides SIG, Arjun also serves as VP Logistics for TEDxUTAustin. In his free time, Arjun is a diehard Dallas Cowboys and Mavericks fan, plays the guitar, loves listening to classic rock music, and is a trivia nerd.

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Rahil is a junior studying MIS and Sustainability Studies, and is really interested in how technology can be used to create a more sustainable world. He loves exploring Austin through running, playing soccer, and studying at new coffee shops.


Comprised of second-year students, analysts conduct all of the analysis used in SIG projects.

Lily is a sophomore BHP major intending to double major in Finance. Her interests include consulting, corporate sustainability, and venture capital. She is eager to explore these in the future!


Hailing from Houston, TX, Manu is a sophomore double majoring in Finance and Philosophy. When he’s not sampling local coffee-shops or reading Murakami novels, Manu enjoys blogging on his Substack and studying different schools of ethics. Last summer, Manu interned at Tenebrist Global, a long-short equity hedge fund with over $20M in management.


Trace is double majoring in math and business with a certificate in computer science. He loves reading, working out, cooking, and traveling (he wishes he could do the last one more often).

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Sophia is a sophomore finance major who is interested in ESG consulting. Last summer, she was a market research intern at Bingham Group, an Austin lobbying firm. When she’s not at Black Swan Yoga, you can find her eating hummus or paddleboarding in her free time

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Chengxi is a sophomore majoring in finance. When he's not asleep in the Frito, you can find him at the LEGO store or watching anime. He spent his freshman spring interning at Westlake Securities and studied abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark during the summer.


Born and raised in Austin, Nickhil is a sophomore CBHP major passionate about the energy transition and sustainable development. You can find him satisfying his competitive urges playing spikeball, golf, board games or poker in his free time


Kutay is a sophomore studying Business Honors and Finance with an interest in global economic policy. He has had previous work experiences in deep-tech startups and nonprofits. Outside of SIG, Kutay enjoys spending time refereeing soccer games, picnicking, and being unhealthily obsessed with his favorite Turkish sports club Fenerbahçe.

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Rahul is a sophomore majoring in Finance and Plan II Honors. Outside of school, you can find him on runs, biking, and trying to chase every last sunset. On campus he is also involved in the Undergraduate Business Council and Texas Consult Your Community. He enjoys podcasts about global affairs (BBC Global News Podcast is a favorite) and researching how the human mind works.


Ashton is a second year computer science major interested in using software and data analytics to solve environmental challenges. Outside of SIG, he spends time of UT's Punjabbawockeez dance team, playing table tennis, and solving crosswords with friends.


Arianna is a sophomore majoring in CBHP, Finance, and Mathematics. One of her favorite things about SIG is the impact team - especially the projects they work on with local Austin businesses. A fun fact about her is she believes the ideal number of “ducks” to say while playing duck duck goose is 9.


From Plano, TX, Tejas is a sophomore studying Finance and MIS. Last summer, he interned at Deer Point Partners as a Search Fund Analyst and at HITRUST as a PM. Outside of SIG, Tejas is part of the Texas Talaash dance team and enjoys playing volleyball and bouldering!