The Office of Sustainability is excited to announce that a new member has joined the team! Aamna Anwer has filled the position of Sustainability Coordinator to become one of the seven full-time staff in the office. As the Sustainability Coordinator, Aamna will work with partners across the university to embed sustainability into campus life and operations. Specifically, she will collaborate with WashU’s Dining Services and Parking &Transportation to advance sustainability initiatives. She will also lead communication efforts for the Office of Sustainability.
Aamna Anwer is a St. Louis transplant, hailing from Galesburg, Illinois. Aamna completed her undergraduate degree in Spanish at Northwestern University. Upon graduation, Aamna worked for the largest Muslim relief organization in the United States. This work allowed her the opportunity to travel to Pakistan after the devastating floods of 2010 on an assessment trip. She saw firsthand how Mother Nature’s fury can completely upend entire communities where families had already been making tough decisions to make ends meet.
In 2011, life took Aamna to Omaha, Nebraska, where she studied a multitude of subjects, including nutrition, French, and microbiology. She received a Master’s in Business Administration from Creighton University and was inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma, the international business honor society.
Aamna moved to the St. Louis area in 2015 and has since been an active member in the county’s Muslim community where she co-founded the Sustainability Initiative of the Islamic Foundation of Greater St. Louis. Some projects she was able to accomplish include Ramadan break-fast composting, a plastic water bottle ban, and the installation of two bottle filling stations. Aamna is also involved in multiple inter- and multi-faith projects and looks forward to being involved on campus.
Aamna is married and has a young daughter who wants to grow up to be an “ocean helper.” Aamna has recently gotten into grain milling and is thoroughly enjoying incorporating freshly milled grains into all of her baked goods. She enjoys spending time in her garden—but not when the groundhog is visiting. Aamna loves playing tennis and is always on the lookout for a hitting partner.
To connect with Aamna, email email@example.com.