Ayusha Ariana ’22

Ayusha Ariana
Ayusha is a junior from Bangladesh studying Environmental Studies and Economics.

She is interested in environmental public health, urban sustainability, and international sustainable development. In the summer of 2020, Ayusha worked as a researcher with MIT’s Norman B. Leventhal Center for Advanced Urbanism, researching how COVID-19 and social distancing measures have inequitably impacted different populations and used R and QGIS to map variables of environmental injustice with outcomes of COVID-19. She is also a member of Wellesley’s DJB Environmental Geochemistry Lab, where she is researching the public health impacts of lead-acid battery recycling, and in the past, has worked at MIT’s Department of Architecture researching geoengineering technologies. On-campus, she is president of the Wellesley College Shotokan Karate Club and publicity chair for the Bangladeshi Students’ Association. She is fluent in Bangla and French and has working knowledge in Korean, Japanese, and Italian. In the future, Ayusha hopes to use urban planning or architecture to design cities and policies that equitably and sustainably serve the welfare of its communities.