Yasheshwini Ramesh

Yasheshwini Ramesh

Community Engagement & Research Volunteer

AKA: Yash

Likes: Badminton, Sketch/paint, Watching documentaries and crime thrillers

Dislikes: Matcha, Inequality and Adulting in general

Favourite Animal in the Yarra Catchment: Flame Robin


A critical and analytical thinker, Yash is the YRKA’s resident data whiz and helps assist in community engagement and citizen science projects.

Skilled and passionate about waste management and energy sustainability, Yash has Bachelor of Engineering, specialising in electronics and communication. She moved from her hometown of Bengaluru, India to Melbourne to pursue her Masters in Environment and Sustainability, focusing on international development and corporate sustainability management.

Yash’s professional experience spans the disciplines of advisory, analytics and project management; interning in the past at Hobsons Bay City Council, VNV Advisory, Accenture and the Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning. Yash also has extensive community experience, volunteering at the likes of Australian Conservation Foundation, Carbon Mark Institute, Melbourne Development Circle, Getup! and Let’s live together. She even co-founded Monash University’s Masters of Environment and Sustainability Student Association, fostering a sense of community and skill development.

With experience and knowledge in various environmental disciplines such as conservation, offsetting, waste management and energy efficiency, Yash hopes to communicate and implement sustainability into the fabric of corporate processes, whilst also learning and having fun along the way. In her spare time, Yash enjoys playing badminton, trekking and exploring new places.


“I want the Yarra River and catchment to be known as a prime world-renowned example for sustainable and community-centric river management practices.”