Ranjana Bhandari is the founder and Executive Director of grassroots environmental advocacy group Liveable Arlington, which began to organize against fracking in Arlington, Texas, in 2015. The group is known for leading strategic winning campaigns to stop drilling expansion in very difficult terrain.
Ranjana is the 2017 recipient of the Community Sentinel Award from FracTracker Alliance and Americans Against Fracking. In 2018, she won the Special Service Award from the Texas Chapter of the Sierra Club and is a 2020Public Voices Fellow with The OpEd Project.
Ranjana has a Master’s degree in Economics from Brown University.