Anjana is the Assistant Dean for Education and Integration Strategy where she is responsible for strategic planning, organizational design and program management for new curriculum, educational programs, community engaged learning and research, as well supporting new efforts in partner-engaged research, environmental justice, and sustainable societies. She most recently served as core programmatic staff for the complex charge of the Doerr School creation, working in close collaboration with faculty leadership and senior administration on all elements of the transition.
Anjana joined Stanford in 2014. She served as Associate Director for Program Strategy for the Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources (E-IPER), and ran E-IPER’s joint MS degree programs. She also worked for five years in community college education, leading multi-stakeholder teams to build clean energy, environmental science, and sustainable campus initiatives, and deliver social innovation programs that served a diversity of communities. Anjana's work builds from a 10-year private sector career driving environmental improvements within manufacturing and research practices, and creating sustainability strategies for large corporate clients.
Anjana brings a sustainability mindset and a practitioner’s lens to her roles in higher education administration. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil/Environmental Engineering from Purdue University and a Master of Science in Environmental Management from the Illinois Institute of Technology Stuart School of Business. Anjana enjoys being an active parent and avid traveler to friends, family, and forests near and far.