Amar Mukunda is a current Masters student in Civil and Environmental Engineering focused on renewable energy, infrastructure management, and biotechnology. Amar is also a Bloomberg fellow at Johns Hopkins University working on understanding gun violence and addiction in Baltimore City from a public health perspective. Amar's overall focus is developing strategies to meet America's 21st century energy and infrastructure needs while alleviating poverty and creating intergenertional wealth in the country's most deindustrialized places. Amar previously served as Assistant Director of Roca Baltimore, one of the city's premier work force development and gun violence prevention programs. From 2015-2016 he was a Fulbright Scholar researching artificial intelligence and machine learning in the field of natural language processing at Ecole Polytechnique in Lausanne, Switzerland. He graduated from Amherst College Magna Cum Laude in 2015 with majors in Computer Science and Geology.