In the News: Aparna Dial on Protecting Protecting People and the Environment

Aparna Dial approaches sustainability with a view through three lenses: She immigrated to the United States from India. She’s a woman in a male-dominated field. And she’s been an eyewitness to the ways environmental impacts do not affect everyone equally.

That perspective leads her to propel discussion and action when it comes to issues such as the inequities of environmental impacts and the barriers faced by women in STEM.

“The biggest driver for me was to give a voice for people who didn’t have a voice,” Dial, senior director of sustainability and strategic services in Ohio State’s Office of Administration and Planning, says of her career path. “I felt at the same time the environment didn’t have a voice.”

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