Niharika Bandaru

Founder, Writer

Niharika is the coordinator and writer for Windsor of Change. She graduated from UWindsor with a BASc. in environmental engineering, and is currently pursuing her master’s degree in environmental science and policy from Johns Hopkins University. 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.


Prabarna ganguly

Associate Editor, Writer

Prabarna is a recent graduate with a PhD in psychology from Northeastern University. Her dissertation focused on the impact of early life stressors such as maternal separation on neurological and behavioral abnormalities that appear later in life. She currently works as a science writer for the National Human Genome Research Institute at the NIH. 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!


pumudu karunaratne

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.


Kim Michele


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.