Omkar joined ESW as the WPSI-Coordinator in 2016. Omkar is keenly interested in studying waste management issues and aspires to become an environmental consultant specializing in sustainable materials management. Omkar strongly believes in adapting a "systems-thinking" approach when dealing with real-world sustainability issues balancing the environmental, economic, and social aspects. Coming from India, Omkar brings to the ESW his experiences and perspective on sustainability through the eyes of a developing country. He holds a PhD degree from Stony Brook University, NY and presently works there as a lecturer. When the mood is ripe, Omkar likes sketching / painting.