Shweta Arya has been working in the field of environmental preservation and conservation since 2012, initially as the Youth Environmental Educator, and later turned her love for nature into climate activism after training at Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project in 2018. She joined DeIPL as the Outreach Director in 2019 and recently stepped into the role of the Executive Director. As a person of faith, a nature lover, and a mother of two young children, she enjoys leading an organization that focuses on environmental stewardship and climate justice.
Michael Poosikian is a student at the University of Delaware who got into environmental activism his freshman year when he joined the University's Climate Reality Project Chapter. After collaborating with Delaware IPL on a climate rally for the COP26 Climate Conference, Michael joined DeIPL as their communications and youth advocacy intern in November of 2021. He is excited to be in a role where he can continue to advocate for a cleaner, more sustainable world.