Swechya Banskota, MS2
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Swechya Banskota is a second-year medical student at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. She graduated from Oregon State University in 2017 with a degree in Biology. She is an executive co-chair of Alpert Medical School’s Environmental Coalition (ECo), and also a co-chair of Brown Nutrition Agriculture and Community Health (BrANCH). Passionate about the health of the planet, she has been trying to live an eco-friendly life since high school. Through her leadership role in ECo, she is taking part of a waste audit at a local ED and hopes to spread eco-consciousness amongst her peers and the medical community at Brown. She is also planning to lead a composting-education program, along with educating children about nutrition and growing their own food, at local elementary schools in Providence and surrounding cities through her role in BrANCH. Through the Medical Students for a Sustainable Future, she is excited about working with other like-minded future colleagues who share a passion for climate health justice to work on increasing collaboration among medical students around the country to reduce the burden of healthcare on the environment.