As The University of Texas at Arlington's first Chief Sustainability Officer, Meghna works collaboratively to foster partnerships among academic, research, and operational departments at UT Arlington. She leads institutional sustainability efforts in support of the UT Arlington 2020 Strategic Plan Bold Solutions | Global Impact that is enabling a sustainable megacity that centers on four themes: health and the human condition, sustainable urban communities, global environmental impact, and data-driven discovery. She also works to address opportunities to promote sustainability in several areas including energy efficiency, resource conservation, waste management, transportation, education, outreach, community engagement, supporting and encouraging student initiatives, and implementing an interdisciplinary and sustainability focused curriculum. She also teaches courses related to sustainability to graduate and undergraduate students at UT Arlington.
Meghna serves and represents UT Arlington on several Advisory Boards including the National Academy of Sciences Board on Higher Education and Workforce Development: Policy and Global Affairs, Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), and Women Economic Forum. She has spearheaded launching a Regional Center of Expertise for Education in Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in North Texas, a program of the United Nations University and the Institute for Sustainability and Global Impact at UT Arlington.
She was a TEDx speaker, featured as the Women in CSR by Triple Pundit, and awarded Women of the Decade in Corporate Social Responsibility by the Women Economic Forum. Meghna graduated with a Master of Business Administration in sustainable management, a Master of Science in environmental science, and a Master of Science in chemistry.