Yasmin Afshar

Environmental Policy & Management student Yasmin

Position Title

Environmental Policy and Management


I have an interdisciplinary background in social sciences in addition to the flavor of higher education experience in the field of urban and regional planning and management. Being awarded a prestigious European Union Erasmus scholarship, and experience working on a variety of hand-on experience on projects in geography and environment is a glimpse of my standing in the field.

The year 2015, was a breakthrough within my academic journey. Upon my graduation year in the Netherlands, the United Nations launched the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) simultaneously. Ever since I became more determined than before to commit the rest of my educational and career path for achieving sustainability goals in 2030. I was so honored to present my innovative research regarding Sustainability Assessment at various international conferences and workshops worldwide. That is why I chose to join the Environmental Policy and Management program at a widely-known campus for green metrics across the United States, the University of California in Davis. 

My biggest professional ambition for my career path is sustainability leadership. My ultimate goal is to shape societies by integrating strategic sustainability initiatives into business models and local practices. I have a passion for making the world a better place through Social Entrepreneurship, Sustainable Development, and Sustainability Management. I want to land my roadmap to make this happen through the Chief Sustainability role when I would have the authority to alter business solutions for climate resiliency, emission reduction which enables consumers, businesses, and policymakers to create and live in a sustainable world.

Last but not the least, I am planning to obtain the double specialization within a 2-year professional EPM Masters program. I have a genuine interest in Sociology, History, and Art. I have traveled to 12 countries, and I look forward to expanding my horizons through my graduate studies in Northern California well.