Niharika is the coordinator and writer for Windsor of Change. She graduated from UWindsor with a BASc. in Environmental Engineering. She moved to Windsor eight years ago and fell in love with the city’s naturescape, its people and its diversity. In the March of 2017, she attended a Climate Reality Project Training in Colorado, where she was trained to be a Volunteer Climate Reality Leader by Al Gore. This is when she decided to use her knowledge of climate change, her love for the city and her passion for the environment to help bring awareness to local climate change issues and explore their solutions.
Associate Editor, Writer
Prabarna is a fourth year PhD candidate in the Department of Psychology at Northeastern University. Her research focuses on the impact of early life stressors such as maternal separation on neurological and behavioral abnormalities that appear later in life. Being a contributor for Windsor of Change is her chance to learn, understand and communicate the critical changes that Mother Nature is undergoing. Sufficiently armed with a love for science, her hope is to make small changes in the way she (and maybe we) interact with Earth, one post at a time. Check out her twitter @prabarna for more science-related fun!
Operations Manager, Writer
Pumudu completed his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Communication Studies at UWindsor in 2010. During his time in Windsor, Pumudu extensively lead volunteer efforts to assist new students in transitioning to life in University. He is passionate about causes such as equal rights, environmental protection, and promoting diversity. Pumudu also possesses an MBA from the University of West London in the UK, where he wrote a dissertation on how ethical behavior differs based on gender amongst business students, regardless of culture. With climate change being a critical issue, Pumudu felt Windsor of Change was the perfect opportunity to give something back to the city where he spent his college years, and contribute to it's future.
Born to travel, Kim has been freelancing as an Environmental Travel Journalist for more than 17 years, specializing in eco-tourism, sustainable travel and environmental issues. Having traveled the world several times over, she has witnessed first-hand the many harsh effects of our ever changing climate. Being that travel and tourism have such a great impact on our environment, Kim focuses on sustainable tourism with an emphasis on reducing ones carbon footprint. After joining Al Gore’s ‘Climate Realty Project’ in early 2017 and becoming a trained Climate Reality Leader, Kim has shifted her journalistic focus to include pressing environmental issues as well as raising environmental awareness in local communities.
Dane is a passionate environmentalist and entrepreneur committed to finding local solutions to climate change while empowering communities. He is thrilled to be working with his friends at Windsor of Change, and can't wait to help bring more positive change to the Windsor region. Currently a student at the University of Windsor and a member of the Windsor-Essex Food Policy Council, Dane aspires to start a curbside food-waste pickup & composting business.
Stefano Nicola is a Research & Development Engineer. Born in Ivrea (Italy), not far from the French-Italian Alps, he grew up in Rome, but kept coming back to the untouched alpine landscapes throughout the years. “Adopted” by Windsor in 2009, he surrounded himself with plenty of “tree-hugging” friends that gave him an appreciation for an environment-conscious lifestyle to pair with his love for nature. He hopes to share his passion for this beautiful revolving sphere, while helping others learn about the effects of climate change.