Meet the Alumni: Stories from WMG Alumni Working in Sustainability
For our 'Meet the Alumni' event as part of Sustainability we are delighted to welcome the following alumni to be part of our round table event, discussing the topic of sustainability in industry.
Deepak Pitrola, Cell Modelling Engineer, Rivian
MSc Sustainable Automotive Engineering (WMG - 2019) and BEng Mechanical engineering (Imperial - 2014)
Deepak works in modelling the battery performance and lifetime under various applications at Rivian, ranging from high performance EV pickup trucks to high mileage delivery vans. The transition to electric vehicle is an exciting one, alongside being a responsible and sustainable transition - here is where personal and company visions were aligned.
Having started as a mechanical engineer, he pursued his goals in the future of the automotive field, away from traditional powertrains and into clean energy. The skills gained during his MSc are directly used in the working environment, first evidenced at working at Jaguar Land Rover after graduating. By modelling the battery behaviour, the correct design and operation of EVs can be identified so that the batteries can be best used and last as long as possible.
Karla Anzo, Project Manager
Karla has a master’s degree in e-Business management (WMG) and a bachelor’s degree in IT for Business.
She firmly believes that sustainable and socially responsible practices should be integrated into your personal and daily life to positively change the world.
Plamena Marinova, Founder and Digital Marketing Specialist
She completed her MSc in Innovation and Entrepreneurship in 2013. After that she worked as marketing specialist for several companies. She also worked for 3 years as a project manager and strategist in one of the leading communication agencies – Publicis group.
In 2019 she decided to invest her experience, skills and expertise to something more meaningful and realized the topic of climate, environmentalism and sustainability is her cause.