A deep passion for climate justice brought Akriti all the way from Bangalore, India to Portland, to study law. In between the two, she has called 6 other cities home, including Oakland, CA where she worked for Sierra Club’s Environmental Law Program. She is pursuing a dual certificate in Energy & Sustainability Law and International Law, and intends to focus her career advocating for an equitable and just transition to clean energy and a sustainable economy. In whatever little spare time one can manage during law school, Akriti does Muay Thai, swimming, intramural soccer (albeit poorly), and indoor gardening.
She has spent her time on SBA building community in creative ways to ensure that all law students are set up to succeed. Her goal as SBA President is to rebuild our sense of community and camaraderie. In her previous role as SBA VP of Equity & Inclusion, she collaborated with administrators to actively advocate for better support and expanded resources for students. As President, she will continue working towards making Lewis & Clark a community that serves and enriches all of us.