My name is Proboda Senarathne and I am a Mechanical Engineering from South Africa currently pursuing a Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering at UC Berkeley. My Mechanical Engineering concentration is Advanced Energy Technology. After my undergraduate degree, I briefly worked at an engineering consulting firm and was involved in the construction of a water treatment plant and this is how I became interested in sustainable engineering. More specifically, I am interested in sustainable energy because I think sustainable energy systems will play a critical role in decreasing global warming and the negative impacts of climate change. I am excited to be the affinity group leader for the Sustainable Energy group and look forward to creating a more sustainable and greener future.