Mr. Shah graduated with a bachelor's degree in Environmental Engineering from Gujurat Technological University in 2014 in India. His final year project there focused on removal of Fluoride salts from brackish water via Silica Aerogel nanocrystals. After graduation, he joined a consulting company as an environmental engineer where he assisted the project engineer with tendering and design of a sewage treatment plant. Ankur found the interdisciplinary curriculum of the Environmental Analysis program at Rice very exciting as it offers an interdisciplinary curriculum with courses in management, business, sustainability and statistics. His goal is to develop new skills in energy & environmental analysis, computing and gain leadership experience. Ankur gained working experience with internships at H2O Midstream, participation at the Petro Challenge, leadership of the RUNPSMA Student Chapter, and academic research project under Dr. Stadler. Ankur aspires to join the energy or environmental consulting industry after graduation.