The Sustainability Project



Randy Yue -  President

  • Major: Business Administration

  • Hometown: Fountain Valley, CA

  • Interests: Music & comedy

  • Work experiences: Lockton Insurance Brokers, Aflac

""Sustainability is responsibility. No matter where you are in business, you can find ways to lesson your impact on the environment."


Maria Garcia Pimentel - Vice President

  • Major: Business Administration

  • Hometown: Pasadena, CA

  • Interests: Biking, hiking, and playing with her dog

  • Work Experience: Plaza Verdugo Medical Center

"Sustainability is a social responsibility that brings consciousness and empathy to the standard of living of future generations."

Eugene Chin - Chief Finance Officer

  • Major: Business Administration

  • Hometown: Hong Kong

  • Interests: technology, badminton, snowboarding

  • Work experiences: Jones Lang LaSalle, Oriente HK, Upper Point


Yasamin Seyedsalehi - Director of Fundraising

  • Major: Business Administration

  • Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

  • Interests: Boxing, snowboarding, skydiving, and sprinting

  • Work experiences: Gursey Schneider

"Sustainability is being responsible to our beautiful planet and each other’s lives on it. We need to protect the planet for the next generations, so let’s act ethically and spread the word!!"


Roopal Kondepudi - Director of Project Management

  • Major: Computer Engineering and Computer Science

  • Hometown(s): San Jose, CA; Bangalore, India; and Singapore

  • Interests: Water conservation, entrepreneurship, petting animals, and eating chocolate

  • Work Experience: Creator of FloraSG

"Sustainability to me is leaving something better than I found it. It means education, conservation, and collaboration between leaders and the public."


 Vanessa Phan - Director of  External Affairs

  • Major: Economics

  • Hometown(s): San Fernando Valley, CA; Bangalore, India; and Singapore

  • Interests: Love listening to music, trying to new cuisines, watching philosophical thrillers

  • Work Experience: MXDWN--Entertainment News, Galen Print Lab

"Sustainability means protecting the scarce natural resources we have to ensure the longevity of all life on Earth."

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Emily Bornstein - Director of Membership

  • Major: Urban Studies and Planning

  • Hometown: Canton, MA

  • Interests: Astronomy, singing, traveling, and learning new languages

“Sustainability to me means realizing that we are lucky enough to be housed by this delicate planet, so we hold the responsibility as a species to protect it in return.” 

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Charlotte Sendi - Director of Marketing

  • Major: Chemical Engineering

  • Hometown: Alexandria, VA

  • Interest/Hobbies: Film, traveling, fashion and renewable energy

  • Work Experience: J.Crew

“Sustainability to me means taking care of and appreciating what was given to us. We all have a responsibility to ourselves and the future to leave our planet better than we found it.”

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Robert Luo - Director of Corporate Relations

  • Major: Business Administration

  • Hometown: Xiamen, Fujian Province, China

  • Interests/Hobbies: Basketball, bodybuilding, reading, watching movies, eating Asian cuisine

  • Work Experience/Internships: Mi Terro Inc., GE Healthcare, Jeunesse Global, Philips, Ripple Foundation

“Sustainability means inspiring people to reduce daily CO2 emission and use recyclable materials. Sustainability is protecting our environment with the consideration of implementing cost-effective technology.”


Kelly Chung - Director of Campus Relations

  • Major: Business Admin, Environmental Studies (minor) 

  • Hometown: Singapore

  • Interests/Hobbies: Interests - sustainable fashion, renewable energy. Hobbies - Photography, traveling, watching documentaries, going to the beach

  • Work Experience/Internships: Harper's Bazaar, Noted Los Angeles, BGPR, Otis, USC Ticketing Office, Climate Reality Project Leader

“Sustainability is the solution to environmental, social injustice that is too often overlooked - it is my mission to contribute to the global goal of decreasing the rate of depletion of our natural resources and finding ways to meet the rising demand of consumerism while conserving our environment.”